Another ground bird distributed throughout the island from the sea level up to the highest hills.  It is shy and wary but in areas adjoining jungle it can be very tame and behaves like a village fowl.  The handsome male is unmistakable with its elongated comb with a yellow spot, orange-red body with the black tail and wings having a beautiful purplish sheen.  Female is brown with white streaks on breast and bars on the wings.