Palawan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis)

The Palawan Peacock-Pheasant bird is one of the most fascinating and beautiful bird species found in the world, and it is endemic to the island of Palawan in the Philippines. This bird is characterized by its stunning green, blue, and bronze feathers that shimmer in the sunlight. The male Palawan Peacock-Pheasant features a long, trailing train of feathers that it can display during courtship and to intimidate rivals.

The Palawan Peacock-Pheasant bird is a shy, elusive species that generally stays hidden in the dense forests of Palawan. It is an omnivore and feed primarily on fruits, nuts, seeds, insects, and other invertebrates that it finds on the forest floor. The bird’s diet is supplemented by small reptiles and mammals, such as lizards, snakes, and rodents.

The Palawan Peacock-Pheasant is considered a vulnerable species due to habitat destruction and hunting. As a result, several conservation organizations are working to protect this unique bird species and preserve its habitat. These projects include the establishment of protected areas, conservation education, and outreach programs, as well as the development of sustainable eco-tourism activities.

The Palawan Peacock-Pheasant bird is a living symbol of the beauty and diversity of nature that exists on this planet. Its striking plumage and graceful movements have captured the hearts of birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts worldwide. The conservation of this species is not only important for preserving the natural heritage of the Philippines, but also for maintaining the balance of the ecosystem in which it lives.

In conclusion, the Palawan Peacock-Pheasant bird is a beautiful and unique species that is found only in the forests of Palawan, Philippines. As a vulnerable species, conservation efforts are necessary to ensure the survival of this bird in the wild. Efforts must be made to educate the public about this species and maintain its habitat to ensure that it continues to thrive in the years to come.

Other names

Polyplectron napoleonis



Palawan Peacock-Pheasant

faisà d'esperons de Palawan



palavanski paunaš

bažant palawanský




Éperonnier napoléon


Speroniere di Palawan


filipininis povinis fazanas


wieloszpon lśniący


Наполеонов павлиний фазан

Palavanski paunaš

okáč tmavý

Espolonero de Palawan


Palavan Adası Tavus Sülünü

віялохвіст зеленокрилий

palawani paabufaasan

díszes pávafácán