French: Rouloul couronné German: Straußwachtel Spanish: Perdiz rulrul
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SW Thailand and S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) S through Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra (and some smaller inshore islands) and Borneo.
c. 26 cm; male 225–300 g, female 225–275 g. Unmistakable, with spectacular reddish crest, all-dark plumage and bright red bare parts. Female very different from... read more
Song a series of 5–10 drawn-out (and somewhat bisyllabic) whistles “see-eeeeeuw” or “su-il”, each c... read more
Evergreen forest, including lowland and hill dipterocarp, riverine alluvial, peat-swamp and logged... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, large fruits (especially figs), large beetles, wood ants (e.g. Camponotus gigas) and small molluscs. Association with wild... read more
Laying in most months in Peninsular Malaysia: Dec and Apr in Perak; Feb and Jul in Pahang; Oct in Negri Sembilan; and chicks in Feb–... read more
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Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Mace Lande: Vulnerable. Known from a total of 87 localities. Formerly widespread but now scarce in Thailand,... read more
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