Germain's Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron germaini)

The Germain's Peacock-Pheasant bird, also known as the Burma Peacock-Pheasant, is a colorful and majestic bird native to Southeast Asia. It can be found in the dense forests of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos. It is named after the French naturalist Jules Germain Cloquet, who discovered the bird in Myanmar in 1821.

The Germain's Peacock-Pheasant is a medium-sized bird measuring approximately 50-65 centimeters in length. It is known for its striking plumage which consists of metallic green, blue and copper feathers, a long tail and a crest of feathers on its head. The male bird is more colorful and has longer tail feathers than the female. The female bird, on the other hand, has a more subdued plumage with brown and cream-colored feathers.

These birds are known for their shy and secretive nature and usually live in dense forests where they are protected from predators. They are also known for their distinctive calls, which are loud and echoing, and they often use these calls to attract a mate during the breeding season.

The Germain's Peacock-Pheasant bird is primarily a ground-dwelling creature and feeds mainly on insects, small vertebrates, and seeds. They are known to be monogamous, forming pairs during the breeding season, which is typically from February to June. The female lays 2-4 eggs in a nest on the ground, which is usually concealed by dense vegetation.

Unfortunately, the Germain's Peacock-Pheasant bird is classified as a near-threatened species due to deforestation and habitat loss. Logging and agriculture are major threats to the bird's habitat and have caused a significant decline in its population. Climate change and hunting also threaten the species, and conservation efforts are needed to protect this bird from disappearing completely.

In conclusion, the Germain's Peacock-Pheasant bird is an exquisite species with a striking appearance and unique behaviors. It is unfortunate that this beautiful bird is at risk of extinction, and more needs to be done to protect its habitat and ensure its survival for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Other names

Polyplectron germaini



Germain's Peacock-Pheasant

faisà d'esperons de Germain



vijetnamski paunaš

bažant hnědý


Germains Pauwfazant


Éperonnier de Germain


Speroniere di Germain


rudasis povinis fazanas


wieloszpon wietnamski


Бурый павлиний фазан

Vijetnamski paunaš

okáč hnedý

Espolonero de Germain

Germains påfågelfasan

Küçük Tavus Sülünü

віялохвіст в’єтнамський

vietnami paabufaasan

barna pávafácán