Grey Peacock-Pheasant

(Polyplectron bicalcaratum)

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Polyplectron bicalcaratum

Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Photo by Dan Cowell


Scientific Information

Other Names: Chinquis

Subspecies: Himalayan Grey P. b. bakeri, Burmese Grey P. b. bicalcaratum, Ghigi's Grey P. b. ghigii, Lowe's Grey P. b. bailyi

Range: The Himalayan Grey P. b. bakeri is native to Bhutan and western Assam and the Burmese Grey P. b. bicalcaratum, which can be found in eastern Assam, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and laos, are the two most often kept subspecies. The other subspecies the Ghigi's Grey P. b. ghigii native to south-eastern China and the Lowe's Grey P. b. bailyi whose range is not well known, but believed to be native to western Assam.

Habitat: Tropical forests

Status in Wild:



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(l to r): 1-2, Dan Cowell; 3-4, Jan Harteman; 5, Monte Nord.



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