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Breeding Season: May through August & September.
Clutch Size: 6 to 16 eggs
Incubation Period:: 24-25 days
Description - Male: Males have a black and white face pattern, much like a crescent in front of the eye and on throat, they have a bushy, buff crest; the flanks and underparts are spotted with white or buff (see subspecies).
Description - Female: Females lack bold markings in face as well as the spotted plumage of the male.
Status in Captivity: Uncommon, inbreeding has been a long problem with captive populations. C. m. mearnsi is the subspecies often seen in our aviaries.
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