Crested Wood Partridge

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.


At A Glance


Evergreen forest, mainly in plains and foothills


Seeds, fruits, insects and mollusks


South Pacific Islands & Thailand