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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-05 4:01
Viewed: 2717
Points: 52
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A photo from my archive. This photo is made in a tropical garden with birds in Middelburg, Zeeland. Another NEW SPECIES for TN.

The Crested Partridge (Rollulus rouloul) also known as the Crested Wood 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 genus Rollulus.

This small partridge is a resident breeder in lowland rainforests in south Burma, 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.

Unusually 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 Partridge is a rotund short-tailed bird, 25 cm 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 Partridge is usually seen singly or in pairs as it uses its feet to probe the forest floor 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.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,
A very interesting bird of the original crest on the head.

Hi Peter,
really nice photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness and details.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hello Peter,
Lovely birds with fantastic details,excellent sharpness,splendid light and wonderful natural colors.
Best regards

Hallo Peter,
a beautiful portrait of this interesting species, very good sharpness and bright colours, nice composition
Best regards

A most elegant bird with beautiful colours nicely captured. Excellent detail and nice background. An interesting species.
regards yiannis

Hello Peter

Excellent close-up photo of this exotic bird
with his wonderful plumage, fine POV and framing,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Ciao Peter, congratulations, an other new for TN, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter, Fabulous capture of this Crested Partridge my good friend, superb detail and clarity, splendid exposure with a nice highlighted eye, lovely colourful plumage, great stuff here Peter and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hi Peter
So cute this one. Great close-up capture. Lovely colors and details.
Thank You.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-05 8:19]

Hello Peter,
This is superb and clear shot of Crested Partridge having wonderful details,you have captured a very nice pose with excellent sharpness and lighting,lovely composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Peter,
A nice portrait of this near threatened species. Good use of flash to reveal fine details of this beautiful Roulroul. Very well done and tfs.

Hello Peter,
Nice photo of a splendid bird. The colors, details and focus are great.
Interesting bird with unusual shape and colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Peter
Wow what a funky bird is The Crested Partridge and how beautifully it is captured showing the colours in the plumage and off course the swanky crest to the best. The reddish circle around the eyes reminds me a lot of the Knysna loerie but I know it is not even closely related. Thanks for sharing this fascinating bird as a 1st on Trek Nature. Best wishes.
ps. I will continue with the birds of the Kruger, just not sure when.

Ciao Peter. Good use of the flash here. Brilliant colours and good details MF.


Hello Peter,
A Beautiful bird captured with splendid clarity and wonderful colours. Good POV and DOF my friend. I love the "punky" hairstyle.
Best regards,

hallo Peter
super mooie vogel is dit weer
Veel details en super kleuren
bedankt groetjes lou

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-05 17:21]

Hello Peter,
excellent view of this special colored bird. The details are excellent and the features are well presented. The crown is so pretty and the silvery metallic feathers are outstanding.
Very special composition of this special bird.


Another amazing bird Peter! Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colors.

Hello Peter,
congratulations for another interesting bird you have captured, very good details sharpness, beautiful colours, and great composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hello Peter,
What a lovely picture.
Amazing bird species.
Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-07 3:36]

Hello Peter,
The excellent use of flash, fine POV and a composition that is suitable contribute to a nice portrait of this Asian species of partridge. The clarity and colours are great too.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Peter, excellent detailed photo and good composition. Interesting species. A very good image. Regards Paolo

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-08 13:10]

Hello Peter!
What another strange bird!But this one here,in the opposite of the mine, is pretty beautiful! Lovely colors and fine details.Nice job!TFS
Regards from,

PS:hanks for viting my gallery! I appreciated it!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-08 14:39]

Hello, Peter
beautiful and sharp image of this interesting species; great POV and wonderful shades of bright colours;very well done!

Hello Peter,
Very nice capture.Similar colors between BG and bird seem wonderful.I liked POV,eye contact and pose of bird also very much.

Hello Peter,
Very interesting bird, magnificent colour and clarity.
best composition.
best wishes,

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