Crested Argus

(Rheinartia ocellata)

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Argo_de_Rheinard_(Rheinardia_ocellata),_Zoo_de_Ciudad_Ho_Chi_Minh,_Vietnam,_2013-08-14,_DD_01 (329K)

Rheinartia ocellata
Photo by Diego Delso
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Scientific Information

Other Names: Rheinard's/Ocellated Argus Pheasant

Subspecies: Rheinard's Crested Argus R. o. ocellata, Malay Crested Argus R. o. nigrescens.

Range: R. o. ocellata - Central Vietnam, Eastern Laos; R. o. nigrescens - Central Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat: Tropical forests.

Status in Wild: The Crested Argus is listed as endangered on many international lists. ocellata is believed to be still locally common, but nigrescens has a limited range and both are threatened by habitat destruction and hunting.



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(l to r): 1-2, Phan Viet Lam.



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