Malayan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense)

Other Names: Malaysian Peacock-Pheasant, Malay Peacock-Pheasant, Crested Peacock Pheasant

Subspecies: The Bornean Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron schleiermacheri) is sometimes considered a subspecies (Delacour 1977); later sources now list as a distinct species.

Range: Formerly found throughout the Malay peninsula from Thailand southward and believed to have been found on Sumatra. Now found only in central Malaysia.

Habitat: Lowland forests.

Brief Description: The male can be distingiushed from other polyplectron species in having an orange face, a longer (forward) crest and buff surrounding each ocelli on the mantle and wings. The hen lacks the crest; smaller than males, ocelli dark also with buff borders.

Status in Wild: Not yet endangered, but vulnerable due to small range and habitat loss.

Clutch Size: Usually just one egg.

Incubation Period: 22-23 days