Peacock pheasant

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(Zool.) any one of several species of handsome Asiatic pheasants of the genus Polyplectron. They resemble the peacock in color.

See also: Peacock

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An old, unconfirmed record of Polyplectron schleiermacheri has been omitted as the bird appeared to be unknown with local hunters; however, in 1998-99 the species' presence was confirmed from Sungai Badak, near the Sarawak border, immediately NNW of DSNP (R.