French: Paon spicifère German: Ährenträgerpfau Spanish: Pavo real cuelliverde
Other common names:
Japan; error = Java
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. spicifer
(Shaw, 1804) – NE India (SE Assam) and SE Bangladesh E to NW Myanmar (possibly extinct).
P. m. imperator
Delacour, 1949 – patchily distributed in S China (S Yunnan) and NW Myanmar S to Isthmus of Kra, and E through Thailand to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
P. m. muticus
Linnaeus, 1766 – locally in Java; extinct in Peninsular Malaysia, and probably also in Thailand.
Male 180–250 cm (tail 40–47·5 cm, train 140–160 cm), 3850–5000 g; female 100–110 cm (tail 40–45 cm), 1060–1160 g.... read more
Advertising call of male is a far-carrying, repeated “ki-wao” or “yee-ow”,... read more
Uusally encountered close to water, including streams and rivers. On Java occurs in open woodland (... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Crops found to contain mainly termites, but also berries, grass seeds, peppers, flower petals, crickets, grasshoppers and... read more
In NE India, spicifer apparently breeds in Jan–May, but Jul–Sept also recorded; Apr–May in Bangladesh; in Java... read more
Believed to be fairly sedentary.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Mace-Lande: muticus endangered; imperator endangered; spicifer insufficient information. CITES II. Populations probably highly... read more
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