This is a male Crested Wood Partridge, or Roul Roul. The male of this rather plump partridge bears a spectacular maroon crest and sports a glossy black plumage, which shimmers with green, blue and purple iridescence. Contrasting starkly with this lustrous dark plumage is the vivid red colouration of the legs, feet, base of the beak, and bare skin encircling the eyes, as well as a conspicuous white forehead patch at the base of the crest. The female is quite different and does not have that amazing Crest. Habitat is tropical lowland forests and can be found in the Malayan Peninsula to Borneo and Sumatra. The conditions were extremely dark and therefore had a ridiculously high ISO!

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