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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