Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum)

The Grey Peacock-Pheasant is a fascinating bird species that is native to the forests of Southeast Asia. Its unique and striking appearance has captured the attention of bird enthusiasts and researchers alike.

One of the most notable features of the Grey Peacock-Pheasant is its feather display. During mating season, the male bird will fan out its long, iridescent green and blue tail feathers to attract potential mates. The males will also perform an elaborate mating dance, which includes bobbing their heads and making a series of calls to the female.

In contrast, female Grey Peacock-Pheasants have more subdued coloring and lack the long tail feathers of the males. They are responsible for incubating the eggs and caring for the young.

The Grey Peacock-Pheasant is a ground-dwelling bird, often found in dense tropical forests and scrublands. They are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of insects, fruits, and seeds.

Sadly, the Grey Peacock-Pheasant is currently listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and hunting. Deforestation and development have led to the destruction of their natural habitat, while hunting for food and feathers continues to be a threat.

Conservation efforts are being made to protect and preserve the Grey Peacock-Pheasant. These include the establishment of protected areas where their habitat is conserved and monitored, as well as captive breeding programs to boost their population.

Overall, the Grey Peacock-Pheasant is an incredible and unique bird that plays an important role in the Southeast Asian ecosystem. Its stunning feather display and behavior during mating season make it a favorite among bird lovers, but it is crucial that we work to protect this vulnerable species and their habitat so that they can thrive for generations to come.

Other names

Polyplectron bicalcaratum



Grey Peacock-Pheasant

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