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Argusianus argus (Great Argus)

Wikipedia Abstract

The great argus (Argusianus argus) is a species of pheasant.
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Argusianus argus argus (Malayan great argus)
Argusianus argus grayi (Bornean great argus)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.0922
EDGE Score: 3.33877


Adult Weight [1]  4.31 lbs (1.955 kg)
Female Weight [3]  3.587 lbs (1.627 kg)
Male Weight [3]  5.205 lbs (2.361 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [3]  45.1 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Plants [2]  20 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  80 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Incubation [1]  24 days


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No

Prey / Diet

Camponotus gigas (giant forest ant)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Rollulus rouloul (Roulroul)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Southern Asia;

External References


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Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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
3Johnsgard, PA 1986. The Pheasants of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford
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
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