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Polyplectron bicalcaratum (Grey Peacock-Pheasant)

Wikipedia Abstract

The grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum), also known as Burmese peacock-pheasant, is a large Asian member of the order Galliformes. It is the national bird of Myanmar.
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Polyplectron bicalcaratum bakeri (Himalayan grey peacock pheasant)
Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum (Burmese grey peacock pheasant)
Polyplectron bicalcaratum ghigii (Ghigi's grey peacock pheasant)
Polyplectron bicalcaratum katsumatae (Hainan Peacock-pheasant) (Endangered)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.49735
EDGE Score: 1.50349


Adult Weight [1]  1.283 lbs (582 g)
Female Weight [1]  1.058 lbs (480 g)
Male Weight [1]  1.51 lbs (685 g)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  42.7 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Incubation [3]  21 days
Snout to Vent Length [1]  20 inches (52 cm)


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No

Emblem of

Myanmar (Burma)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Southern Asia;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License