French: Éperonnier malais German: Malaienpfaufasan Spanish: Espolonero malayo
Other common names:
East Indies = Malacca
Malay Peninsula (almost exclusively S of Isthmus of Kra) in S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. Possibly extinct in Thailand. Reports of its presence in Sumatra and Myanmar rejected#R.
Male c. 50–53 cm (tail 24–25 cm), 581–680 g; female c. 40–45 cm (tail 18–19 cm); 455–540 g. Rather small peacock-pheasant that is replaced... read more
Overall levels of calling are low. Male territorial call is loud, slow, melancholy “... read more
Occurs in evergreen rainforest in level lowlands. Inhabits forest dominated by tall dipterocarp... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely unknown, but species is probably opportunistically insectivorous, frugivorous, or both. Faeces and stomach contents include... read more
Breeding season uncertain, but system is almost certainly polygynous. Males call and maintain display scrapes, which are areas of forest... read more
Appears to be sedentary; birds switch roost sites each night. Bimonthly home range of three non-... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Mace-Lande: vulnerable. CITES II. Restricted range; species occurs in a low-priority Endemic Bird Area. Overall range estimated at 117,000 km², within which... read more
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