Palawan Peacock Pheasant
Seeds, shoots, fallen fruits, roots and invertebrates.
The Palawan peacock pheasant is shy and skulking, hiding in vegetation.
2 eggs are incubated for between 18-19 days in a nest under cover on the ground.
Habitat destruction, hunting for food and the pet trade.
This pheasant is protected by law, although the law is poorly enforced on the island of Palawan. The survival of this bird now depends on its ability to adapt to living in the scrub and felled forest, because of the decline of the tropical forest on Palawan. This pheasant breeds well in captivity.
- Latin Name: Polyplectron napoleonis
- Class: Birds
- Order: Galliformes
- Family: Phasianidae
- Conservation status: Vulnerable
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