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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Designer: Jobel Claus Policarpio SilvestreSilvestre calls his creation Tandikan, whch depicts the Palawan peacock pheasant, a cultural fixture for the province's indigenous peoples that also appears in the city seal of Puerto Princesa.
A newly acquired 11-mo-o grey peacock pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) died after presenting apathy and complete lack of food ingestion over a period of 18 days.
Caption: Figure 5--Aspect of the intestines from a grey peacock pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) presenting a dilated segment anterior to an intestinal obstruction by a rock.
There are four species of pheasants in the peasantry including ring necked pheasant, silver pheasant, peacock pheasant and white pheasant.
Eight of the species are under the IUCN's vulnerable category: The Chinese egret (Egretta eulophotes); Falcated ground babbler (Ptilocichla falcate); Palawan flycatcher (Ficedula platenae); Palawan hornbill, Palawan peacock pheasant (Polyplectron emphanum); Blue-headed racquet tail (Prioniturus plateni); Grey imperial pigeon (Ducula pickeringii); and the Philippine duck.
The giant reserve also boasts the endangered double yellow-headed amazons, which are popular pets as they are excellent talkers, golden and peacock pheasants, silvery-cheeked hornbills from South Africa that live between 40 to 50 years, and colourful toucans from South Mexico, Central and South America.