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Palawan Peacock Pheasant

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Palawan Peacock Pheasant
Habitat

Tropical forest

Wild Diet

Seeds, shoots, fallen fruits, roots and invertebrates.

Behaviour

The Palawan peacock pheasant is shy and skulking, hiding in vegetation.

Breeding

2 eggs are incubated for between 18-19 days in a nest under cover on the ground.

Threats

Habitat destruction, hunting for food and the pet trade.

Conservation

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. 

Palawan Peacock Pheasant

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Polyplectron napoleonis
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Phasianidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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