Java; error = south Borneo (between Pontianak and Bandjarmasin).
Has alternatively been placed in genus Euplocamus, but recent genetic work found no evidence that Lophura as currently constituted is polyphyletic#R. The same work identified five clades within Lophura, present species (with L. rufa) forming a clade with L. diardi#R. Taxon rufa here considered a distinct species on account of its continuous dark blue belly with narrow white stripes on flanks vs broad chestnut with no stripes (3); white vs pale rufous on central rectrices (3); and female’s rich chestnut vs blackish tail (2); legs said to be predominantly red/reddish vs grey-green, but according to many photographs legs very variable in both forms [ns]. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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