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Great Argus Pheasant
(Argusianus argus)

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Common Name: Great Argus Pheasant
Scientific Name: Argusianus argus
Clutch Size: 2 to 4 eggs
Incubation Period: 30 days
Habitation: This pheasant's natural habitat can be found in the jungles of Borneo, Sumatra and Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia, where it can be seen feeding on the forest floors in the early mornings and evenings
Conservation Status: Listed as a CITES II, a near-threatened species, the primary threat to survival is habitat destruction and hunting in some areas

 

 

Elliot's Pheasant
(Syrmaticus ellioti)

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Common Name: Elliot's Pheasant
Scientific Name: Syrmaticus ellioti
Clutch Size: 6 to 8 eggs
Incubation Period: 25 to 26 days
Habitation: Elliot's pheasant is endemic to south-eastern China (Guizhou, Hubei, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi and Guangdong provinces), where it lives in evergreen and mountain forests at altitudes of 200 to 1,900 m (660 to 6,230 ft).
Conservation Status: The Elliot's Pheasant is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List and listed in Appendix I of CITES

 

 

Lineated Kalij Pheasant
(Lophura leucomelanos lineata)

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Common Name: Lineated Kalij Pheasant
Scientific Name: Lophura leucomelanos lineata
Clutch Size: 6 to 9 eggs
Incubation Period: 22 to 23 days
Habitation: Varied; from mountainous forests to lowland cultivated lands and forests, depending on race
Conservation Status: Lineated Kalij are fairly well represented.

 

 

Palawan Peacock-Pheasant
(Polyplectron napoleonis)

Common Name: Palawan Peacock- Pheasant
Scientific Name: Polyplectron napoleonis
Clutch Size: 2 eggs
Incubation Period: 19 to 21 days
Habitation: Endemic to the Philippines, the Palawan peacock-pheasant is found in the humid forests of Palawan Island in the southern part of the Philippine archipelago
Conservation Status: Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and limited range as well as hunting and capture for trade, the Palawan peacock-pheasant is classified as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix I of CITES

 

 

Grey Peacock Pheasant
(Polyplectron bicalcaratum)

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Common Name: Grey Peacock Pheasant
Scientific Name: Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Clutch Size: 2 eggs
Incubation Period: 21 days
Habitation: The tropical forests of south-east Asia
Conservation Status: Well established; the most commonly seen of the genus in captivity

 

 

Brown Eared Pheasant
(Crossoptilon mantchuricum)

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Common Name: Brown Eared Pheasant
Scientific Name: Crossoptilon mantchuricum
Clutch Size: 5 to 8 eggs
Incubation Period: 26 to 27 days
Habitation: Northeastern China
Conservation Status: Endangered. Brown Eared are fairly common in aviculture and recent importations should help the American captive gene pool.

 

 

Koklass Pheasant
(Pucrasia macrolopha)

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Common Name: Koklass Pheasant
Scientific Name: Pucrasia macrolopha
Clutch Size: 9 to 12 eggs
Incubation Period: 26 to 27 days
Habitation: The koklass pheasant is confined to high altitude forests from Afghanistan to central Nepal, and in northeastern Tibet to northern and eastern China. Like the western tragopan, it does not extend its range above the tree line.
Conservation Status: Least concern

 

 

Szechuan White Eared Pheasant
(Crossoptilon crossoptilon crossoptilon)

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Common Name: White Eared Pheasant
Scientific Name: Crossoptilon crossoptilon crossoptilon
Clutch Size: 4 to 7 eggs
Incubation Period: 24 to 25 days
Habitation: China, from southeastern Tibet and western Szechuan, southern Qinghai, northwestern Yunnan
Conservation Status: Vulnerable, habitat loss and hunting has taken toll in many areas of range

 

 

Drouynii White Eared Pheasant
(Crossoptilon crossoptilon)

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Common Name: White Eared Pheasant
Scientific Name: Crossoptilon crossoptilon
Clutch Size: 4 to 7 eggs
Incubation Period: 24 to 25 days
Habitation: China, from southeastern Tibet and western Szechuan, southern Qinghai, northwestern Yunnan
Conservation Status: Vulnerable, habitat loss and hunting has taken toll in many areas of range

 

 

Cabot Tragopan Pheasant
(Tragopan caboti)

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Common Name: Cabot Tragopan Pheasant
Scientific Name: Tragopan caboti
Clutch Size: 2 to 4 eggs
Incubation Period: 28 days
Habitation: Resident in Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Fujian
Conservation Status: Endangered

 

 

Berloiz Silver Pheasant
(Lophura nycthemera berliozi)

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Common Name: Berloiz Silver Pheasant
Scientific Name: Lophura nycthemera berliozi
Clutch Size: 6 to 12 eggs
Incubation Period: 26 to 27 days
Habitation: Western slopes of Annamite Range in central Vietnam
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

 

 

Malayan Peacock-Pheasant
(Polyplectron malacense)

Common Name: Malayan Peacock-Pheasant
Scientific Name: Polyplectron malacense
Clutch Size: One of the few pheasants known with certainty to have a one-egg clutch.
Incubation Period: 22 to 23 days
Habitation: Endemic to lowland forests of the Malay Peninsula from the Isthmus of Kra region southwards.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)

 

 

Mountain Peacock-Pheasant
aka Rothchild's Peacock-Pheasant
(Polyplectron inopinatum)

Common Name: Mountain Peacock Pheasant (aka Rothchild's Peacock-Pheasant)
Scientific Name: Polyplectron inopinatum
Clutch Size: 2 eggs
Incubation Period: 19 to 21 days
Habitation: The mountain peacock-pheasant is currently found in central Peninsula Malaysia, although there is growing evidence of its presence in extreme southern Thailand
Conservation Status: Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and limited range, the Mountain Peacock-Pheasant is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix III of CITES in Malaysia.

 

 

Germain's Peacock-Pheasant
(Polyplectron germaini)

Common Name: Germain's Peacock-Pheasant
Scientific Name: Polyplectron germaini
Clutch Size: 2 eggs
Incubation Period: 21 to 22 days
Habitation: The Germain's peacock-pheasant is endemic to southern Indochina. It is found in the seasonal tropical forests of mid-southern Vietnam and far eastern Cambodia; it can be found readily in Cat Tien National Park.
Conservation Status: Due to ongoing habitat loss and limited range, the Germain's peacock-pheasant is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

 

 

 

 

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