Grey Peacock-pheasant

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by alicefelldown, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    The Grey Peacock-pheasant, Polyplectron bicalcaratum also known as Burmese Peacock is a large Southeast Asian member of the order Galliformes. It is rather closely related to the peafowl (Pavo), and like these has brilliant eyespots on its plumage. It is the national bird of Myanmar.

    The genus Polyplectron of the family Phasianidae consist of eight peacock-pheasant species. The males have varying display plumage, while the females are colored far more inconspicuously.

    All images from: http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimages/id21520/

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  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Burmese Peacock is one of the Three subspecies of the Muticus Peafowl, I wonder why they would call a Grey Peacock Pheasant the samething?? [​IMG] , NO wonder why folks get confused when they ask about birds.

    Muticus-Muticus (Javanese)

    Muticus- Imperator (Indo-Chinese)

    Muticus-Specifier (Burmese)
     
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  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] They are GORGEOUS! I'm jealous!
     
  4. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are on my to do list... [​IMG]
     
  5. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    I love these! I have wanted some for a while now....
     
  6. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The article is wrong Burmese is one of the 5 subspecies of the gray peacock pheasants. The gray's are also know as Chinquis. The 5 subspecies of the gray peacock pheasants are the Himalayan, Burmese, Hainan, Ghigi's and the Lowe's all are from Southeast asia. I'am not sure if there is any pure subspecies in the US because of crossing of these species.

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  8. Pollitollito

    Pollitollito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do someone knows where we can buy chiks or eggs of these species, its beautifull!
     

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