Grey Peacock-pheasant

alicefelldown

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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/

 

Choctaw Valley Farm

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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??
, 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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DMFarm

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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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