The crest, the ornamentation on head and the contrasting pattern of the face and chest are important for reproductive displays.
It nests in August and September. It has been reported that captive birds build their nest with grass with a partial roof. They lay an average of 5.5 eggs (between 3 to 7) at intervals of two days, these are white and measure 30.2 x 23.7 mm. Incubation lasts 22.6 days (21 to 23 days).