This is a dimorphic species, meaning that males and females differ in appearance. Males are bluish-purple with a red crest while females are pea green and have no crest.
Crested wood partidges spend most of their day scratching in the forest floor searching for insects and seeds. If a predator approaches the birds run for shelter or fly to low perches.
Evergreen forest, mainly in plains and foothills
Seeds, fruits, insects and mollusks
South Pacific Islands & Thailand
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
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