Omnivore. Legumes, acorns, seeds, buds, tubers, radishes, wild persimmons, larvae and adult insects.
Habitat: Evergreen, deciduous or mixed coniferous forests, areas of long grass and bushes.
Incubation: 24-25 days / 6-9 eggs
Social structure: Groups of 6-21 birds.
Weight: male 1530g, female 950g
Dimensions: male 210cm, female 150cm
Lifespan: 9,2 max
Estimated population in the wild: 3,500-15,000
Threats: Continuing deforestation which is reducing and fragmenting their habitat, hunting for food, collection of their eggs.
IUCN Status: Vulnerable.
Did you know that:
- They have the longest tail of all birds, reaching 160cm or exceptionally 200cm in oldest males.
- In the past they were hunted for their long tail feathers, which were used as a decoration in the Peking opera costumes, but plastic feathers are increasingly being used for this purpose.