Malayan Peacock-Pheasant

(Polyplectron malacense)

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Polyplectron malacense

Polyplectron malacense
Photo by John Corder


Scientific Information

Other Names: Malaysian Peacock-Pheasant, Malay Peacock-Pheasant, Crested Peacock Pheasant

Subspecies: The Bornean Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron schleiermacheri) is sometimes considered a subspecies (Delacour 1977); later sources now list as a distinct species.

Range: Formerly found throughout the Malay peninsula from Thailand southward and believed to have been found on Sumatra. Now found only in central Malaysia.

Habitat: Lowland forests.

Status in Wild: Not yet endangered, but vulnerable due to small range and habitat loss.



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(l to r): 1-2, Dan Cowell; 3-4, Myles Lamont.



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