Malayan Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense)Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL | 300 mm | 1/40 sec | f/4.5 | 400
Species: P. malacense
The Malayan Peacock Pheasant, Polyplectron malacense also known as Crested Peacock Pheasant is a medium-sized, up to 53cm long, spotted black, brownish pheasant with an elongated dark blue green crest, bare red facial skin, bluish-white iris and green ocelli on upperbody plumage and its tail of twenty two feathers. The female is smaller and duller than male.
A shy and elusive bird, the Malayan Peacock Pheasant is found and endemic to lowland forests of Malay Peninsula. At one time, this species was widespread in Malaysia, Thailand and also reported from Myanmar and Sumatra. It is now disappeared from most of its former range. The remaining population confined to central Malaysia.