The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
|Appearance||A widespread, ground-dwelling game bird. The plumage of the male is highly
variable due to introduction of sub-species, but the common, standard male has brown,
spotted black upperparts with a long brown, barred black tail. The head and neck is green
with a red patch around the eye, breast and belly brown, spotted black. The female is
buffy, heavily speckled black above and on sides. When disturbed the bird often flies or
runs to cover.
Size: The male is 75-90cm tall. The female is 52-64cm
|Voice||Male has far carrying kok...kok-kok.|
|Habitat||Heaths, forests and fields.|
|Food||Shoots, seeds and berries.|
|Breeding Habits||7-15 eggs in a hollow on the ground. Incubation takes 23-27 days and
fledging takes 12-14 days.
1 brood per year; April-June.
|Location in Wet Woodland||It was heard once just outside the wet woodland. It may well be seen in the wet woodland area.|