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Bulwer's Pheasant - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Jason Bugay Reyes
Mount Trusmadi, Sabah, Malaysia, 12 December 2022
Lophura bulweri



  • Glossy blue-black body
  • Bluish spots on tips of upperpart feathers
  • Brilliant blue facial skin and wattles
  • Purple sheen to the throat and upper breast
  • White tail
  • Crimson-red legs

Female - smaller

Photo © by Jason Bugay Reyes
Mount Trusmadi, Sabah, Malaysia, 12 December 2022
  • Dark mottled rufous-brown
  • Fine black vermiculations
  • Dull bluish facial skin
  • Red legs


Interior Borneo.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Submontane forests.



The diet includes fruit, bulbs, tubers, ants, termites, small crickets, worms, crayfish, and a variety of seeds.


The 2-5 eggs are incubated for 24 to 25 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. ARKive

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