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Palawan Peacock-pheasant

Palawan Peacock-pheasant

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Scientific Name:

Polyplectron emphanum


Palawan Island in SW Philippines.


Seeds, grains, nuts, fruit, leaves, roots, insects, worms and slugs


Habitat:  Forests.

Incubation: 18-20 days / 2 eggs

Social structure: pairs or small groups

Weight: male 436g, female 322g


Dimensions: male 50cm, female 40cm

Lifespan: 15 


Estimated population in the wild: 20,000-50,000 

Threats: Habitat destruction due to logging and mining, hunting for food or the animal trade.

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

Did you know that:
In contrast with the male's lustrous colours and striking ocelli which are used to attract their mate during an elaborate courtship ritual, the female has brown plumage, with scattered buff markings, which helps her camouflage and conceal while she incubates her eggs and brood her young.

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