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peacock-pheasant

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pheasant of the genus Polyplectron, the males of which are doubly spurred. See cut under Polyplectron.

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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

  • 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

  • The Palawan peacock-pheasant, blue-headed racquet-tail, Philippine cockatoos (Cacatua haematuropygia), and blue-naped parrots (Tanygnathus lucionensis) apparently are suffering greatly from the pet trade.

    Palawan rain forests

  • 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

  • Mountains; where is also found another splendid species, the peacock-pheasant of Thibet, the latter closely allied to a still more gorgeous bird, the crested polyplectron of the Moluccas.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

  • America -- appears upon the shore; and now the hocco, * (* Ceyx alector, the peacock-pheasant; C. pauxi, the cashew-bird.) with its black plumage and tufted head, moves slowly along the sausos.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • Some of the other species that are indicators of habitat integrity, and therefore of conservation importance as focal species, include the silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera), Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi), Hume's pheasant (Syrmaticus humiae), grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum), sarus crane (Grus antigone), great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), Austen's brown hornbill (Anorrhinus austeni), and wreathed hornbill (Aceros undulatus).

    Central Indochina dry 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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