Madagascar Partridge Margaroperdix madagascariensis

Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
The Madagascar Partridge is, of course, native to the island of Madagascar.
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
The colouring of the male is similar to the blue-grey and red-brown colours of the male Asian Blue-breasted (Chinese) Quail. In addition he has a spotted chest which he displays when courting.
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
The female has plainer, more camouflaged colouring with a scalloped chest (also similar to Chinese Quail colouring/patterns).
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
They prefer to run from danger but can fly when necessary.
  
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge
Madagascar Partridge