Omnivore. Seed pods, seeds, berries, leaves, ants.
Habitat: Evergreen and coniferous forests, bamboo.
Incubation: 25-26 days / 5-8 eggs
Social structure: Small groups of 3-4 birds
Weight: male 1317g max, female 1090g max
Dimensions: male 80cm, female 50cm
Lifespan: 9,2 max
Estimated population in the wild: 100,000-200,000
Threats: Habitat loss, illegal hunting.
IUCN Status: Near Threatened.
Did you know that:
- This bird is named after American ornithologist Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915)
- The male is polygynous, mating with 2 or 3 females and he does not take part in nest construction, incubation or care of the chicks.