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Syrmaticus mikado
Photo by Dave 2x
Location: Dasyueshan,Taiwan


70 cm, females measure up to 47 cm.


Central Taiwan.


A monotypic species.


Montane forests; dense shrubs, bamboo growth and grassy terrain.


Diet includes various fruit, leaves, vegetation, seeds and invertebrates)

They build their nests mainly with dead branches, fallen leaves, dry grass and feathers in tree holes or depressions under rocks. 3-8 creamy-coloured eggs are laid and incubated by the female for 26-28 days.

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