Information on the biology, ecology and life history patterns of the black partridge is extremely scarce (2). Young chicks have been observed in August and September in Peninsula Malaysia, in mid-July and late October in Borneo, and slightly older young were seen in mid-December in Sumatra (5). In Borneo, a clutch of two eggs was found in January, one of three in May, and three of five eggs in September (2). The nest is a simple depression in the ground lined with dead leaves (5), and in captivity, incubation lasts for 18 to 19 days (2).
There is no information available on the diet of this species (2) (5).