Palawan Peacock Pheasant

Polyplectron emphanum

The most beautiful of the Peacock Pheasants

These striking birds are fount only in low altitude thick forest on the Philippine island of Palawan. Their future is in jeopardy due to heavy forest cutting, but fortunately there are a fair number in captivity.

They attain adult plumage in their second year. A clutch consists of 2 eggs, which are incubated for 18-19 days.

Palawan Peacock Pheasant Links:

Dan Cowell's page on Grey Peacock Pheasants

Blue Creek Aviaries

A female Palawan
Photo courtesy of Alex Levitskiy & Blue Creek Aviaries

Two more views of a male Palawan Peacock Pheasant

Two shots of a female -- sorry they're so poor

Two males: A two-year-old on the left and a juvenile
Photo courtesy of Alex Levitskiy & Blue Creek Aviaries

In a real hurry . . .

to get to dinner!



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