Sunday, May 23, 2010

#280 Malaysia...Thanks Vera!

The RM2 stamp on this beautiful bird cover is from 1997 Protected Wildlife issue showing Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus rouloul),which 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.

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.

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