Crested Wood Partridge
|Geographical Range||Southeastern Asia|
|Habitat||Forests, dense second growth|
|Scientific Name||Rollulus roulroul|
|Conservation Status||Near threatened|
These forest-dwelling birds live in groups of 12 or more. Their diet includes seeds, fruits, insects, and small mollusks. Crested wood partridges build a large domed nest by throwing plant material over their backs, partially covering themselves. The female lays five to six white eggs in the open space within. Both parents care for the young.
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Male crested wood partridges are bluish black with a maroon crest, and females are olive green.