The Palawan Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis) is a medium-sized bird.
The male and female Palawan Peacock-Pheasant look very different. The male looks like a peacock, because it has bright iridescent turquoise-green feathers and a blue-violet crest. Its chest and sides are black. He has spurs on his legs. The female is smaller with grey-brown feathers. She has a short crest and a white throat, white cheeks, and white eyebrows.
It grows to about 50 centimetres (20 inches) long.
The Palawan Peacock-Pheasant is native to the Palawan Island in the Philippines. It prefers humid forests.
It mainly lives on the ground, but it is a strong flier.
It feeds on earwigs, snails, centipedes, millipedes, and termites, as well as frogs, seeds, and berries.
The male and female form a monogamous pair for life. The female lays two eggs. Both the male and the female look after the chicks. The chicks are ginger and cinnamon coloured at birth, with yellow markings.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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