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Bulwer's Pheasant - BirdForum Opus

Lophura bulweri

Identification

77-80cm
Male

  • Glossy blue-black body
  • Bluish spots on tips of upperpart feathers
  • Brilliant blue facial skin and wattles
  • Purple sheen to the throat and upper breast
  • White tail
  • Crimson-red legs

Female - smaller

  • Dark mottled rufous-brown
  • Fine black vermiculations
  • Dull bluish facial skin
  • Red legs

Distribution

Interior Borneo.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Submontane forests.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes fruit, bulbs, tubers, ants, termites, small crickets, worms, crayfish, and a variety of seeds.

Breeding

The 2-5 eggs are incubated for 24 to 25 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. ARKive

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