Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus roulroul) - Wiki latin dict size=28   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Bristol.zoo.crested.wood.partridge.arp-Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus roulroul).jpg Resolution: 1800x1387 File Size: 622885 Bytes Date: 2005:01:06 15:18:05 Camera: C750UZ (OLYMPUS CORPORATION) F number: f/3.2 Exposure: 10/1250 sec Focal Length: 208/10 Upload Time: 2007:03:04 17:30:24
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus roulroul) - Wiki

Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus roulroul) - Wiki; DISPLAY FULL IMAGE.
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus roulroul) - Wiki

Crested Wood Partridge
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] Crested Wood Partridge Rollulus roulroul in the aviary at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England. Captive red crested male with two females. Other names for this bird are Roul-roul, Red-crowned Wood Partridge and Green Wood Partridge. The male has the red head-feathers. Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in January 2005 and placed in the public domain.

The Crested Wood Partridge, Rollulus rouloul also known as the Crested Partridge, Roul-roul, Red-crowned Wood Partridge or Green Wood Partridge is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Rollulus.

This small partridge is a resident breeder in lowland rainforests in south Myanmar, south Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. Its nest is a ground scrape lined with leaves, which is concealed under a heap of leaf litter. Five or six white eggs are incubated for 18 days.

Unusual for a galliform species, the young are fed bill-to-bill by both parents instead of pecking from the ground, and although precocial, they roost in the nest while small.

Crested Wood Partridge is a rotund short-tailed bird, 25cm in length, with the male marginally larger than the female. Both sexes have a scarlet patch of bare skin around the eye and red legs without a spur or hind toe.

The male is metallic green above with glossy dark blue underparts and a brownish wing panel. The head is adorned with a tall red crest, a white forehead spot and black frontal bristles. The female has pea green body plumage apart from the brown wing coverts. She has a slate grey head with the bristles but no spot or crest. The bill is all-dark. Young birds are duller versions of the adult of the same sex. The song is a mournful whistled si-ul.

The Crested Wood Partridge is usually seen singly or in pairs as it forages on the ground for fruit, seeds and invertebrates. When disturbed, it prefers to run but if necessary it flies a short distance on its rounded wings.

There is some concern about the effect of habitat destruction on this bird, especially with regard to logging. However, it seems to be somewhat more adaptable than other southeast Asian pheasants. The Crested Wood Partridge is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix III of CITES.
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Copyright Info does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.
Powered by KRISTAL IRMS   iPhotoScrap photo scrap album