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Bronze-tailed Peacock-Pheasant - BirdForum Opus

Polyplectron chalcurum

Identification

56cm

  • Dark brown
  • Metallic purple-tipped chestnut tail
  • Dark grey legs

Male

  • Yellow iris
  • Two spurs on each leg

Female

  • Dark brown iris
  • Lacks the spurs

Distribution

South-east Asia: endemic to Sumatra.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

  • P. c. scutulatum:
  • P. c. chalcurum:

Habitat

Mid-montane forests.

Behaviour

The 2 eggs are incubated for 22 days.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia
  3. gbwf.org

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