male on left; female on right (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Crested Partridge
Rollulus rouloul

Native Range: Oriental Region

Notes: native to lowland rainforests of Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo; nest a leaf-lined ground scrape hidden in leaf litter; strong sexual dimorphism; female lays 5-6 white eggs; can fly on short rounded wings, but prefers to run when disturbed.

female; bright pea-green with orange patch on wing (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

pair; note the red eye-ring; pinkish legs (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

male; black-green plumage; bright red crest (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

pair feeding on ground (Zoo; 2008-10-21)