Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Phasianidae.

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Examples

  • The Malayan peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron malacense) is endemic to the hill and montane forests of this ecoregion (Table 2).

    Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests

  • Palawan peacock pheasant Polyplectron emphanum has also been recorded.

    Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines

  • Many of these are now rare in Thailand, including green peafowl Pavo muticus, red-headed vulture Torgos calvus, Kalij pheasant Lophura leucomelana, Burmese peacock-pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum, rufous-necked hornbill Aceros nipalensis and white-winged wooduck Cairina scutulata.

    Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand

  • Family Common Name Species Phasianidae Germain's peacock-pheasant Polyplectron germaini Timaliidae Grey-faced tit-babbler Macronous kelleyi An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Southern Vietnam lowland dry forests

  • Notable bird species include white-winged wood duck Cairina scutulata, Kalij pheasant Lophura leucomelana, Burmese peafowl Polyplectron bicalaratum and green peafowl Pavo muticus (V).

    Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand

  • More than seventy-five birds are montane specialists, and BirdLife International considers two of these species threatened: the mountain peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron inopinatum) and the crested argus (Rheinardia ocellata).

    Peninsular Malaysian montane rain forests

  • Family Common Name Species Phasianidae Orange-necked partridge* Arborophila davidi* Phasianidae Germain's peacock-pheasant Polyplectron germaini Timaliidae Grey-faced tit-babbler Macronous kelleyi An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests

  • Their occurrence may be considered as a case of analogous variation, for some wild gallinaceous birds, for instance, the Polyplectron, have double spurs.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.

  • Among the other bird species that need conservation attention are the globally threatened white-winged duck (Cairina scutulata), the critically endangered Edwards's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi), and the threatened Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi), green peafowl (Pavo muticus), and Germain's peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron germaini).

    Southern Annamites montane rain forests

  • The EBA contains twenty restricted-range birds, seventeen of which are found nowhere else on Earth and five of which (Palawan peacock-pheasant [Polyplectron emphanum], grey imperial-pigeon [Ducula pickeringii], blue-headed racquet-tail [Prioniturus platenae], falcated wren-babbler [Ptilocichla falcata], and Palawan flycatcher [Ficedula platenae]) are considered vulnerable.

    Palawan rain forests

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