Seeds, fruits, grasses, bamboo sprouts and insects.
Habitat: Wooded hills, bamboo groves
Incubation: 24 days / 6-7 eggs
Social structure: 1 male with 1-2 females
Weight: male up to 5kg, female up to 3kg
Estimated population in the wild: unknown / decreasing
Threats: Habitat loss and fragmentation, hunting for its meat
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
They are named after Sarah Countess Amherst, wife of Sir William Pitt Amherst, Governor of Bengal. The Governor was responsible for sending the first specimen of the bird to London in 1828.