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Grey Peacock-Pheasant - BirdForum Opus

Adult male
Photo by nothinghill
Mae-wong National Park, Thailand, April 2015
Polyplectron bicalcaratum


Male 56-76cm (22-30 in); Female 50cm (20 in)
Male: Greyish with a white-throat. Pinkish facial skin and green to purple ocelli above.
Female: Darker or plainer then the male, with less distinct ocelli.


Photo by nothinghill
Thailand, February 2016

North east India and Bhutan east to far southern China, south to the base of the Thai-Malay Peninsula, central Laos, and central Vietnam.


This is a monotypic species[1]. Formerly, up to four subspecies were recognized.

Hainan Peacock-Pheasant was formerly included in this species.


Dense broadleaved evergreen forest.



Their varied diet consists of berries, fruits, seeds, figs, grubs and ants,.


They display by erecting the small crest, fanning out his wings and tail, showing the female his Ocelli in all their glory.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)
  3. Birdforum Member observations

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