Argus pheasant

Scientific Name
Argusianus argus argus

15 to 18 inches tall, weight is 3 to 5 pounds

Malay Peninsula, Sumatra

Lowland forests

Conservation Status

Where to See Them
Exotic bird habitats

Fun Facts

* Have two male Argus Pheasants Extremely long tail feathers That Can Reach over four feet in length.

* The call of the male Argus pheasant Can Be Heard from half a mile away.

    Argus Pheasants Are Relatively solitary But May Come together for feeding, roosting, and breeding. During breeding season, ills Appear To Have Fairly large territories; However, little is Known about how Actively Defend Are These territories. Male Argus Pheasants daily call DURING breeding season and Perform Elaborate courtship displays to Attract Female. Males Have little to no Involvement in the incubation and rearing of chicks. Argus pheasant chicks grow very slowly in relation to Other pheasant species. Females Have Been Known to bill-feed chicks for upwards of five weeks.

    Consists Argus pheasant diet of fruit, insects and vegetation.

    Life Cycle
    Argus chicks weigh about 55 grams at hatching, and by 2 months old, weigh around 450 grams. Reach Females sexual maturity around 1year of age, while evils May take two to three years. Young male Argus Pheasants’ tails grow in length with Each molt and Will Not Reach Several full length for years.

    Some of My Neighbors (IN THE WILD)
    Asian elephant, tapir, crested pheasant fireback

    Population Status & Threats
    Argus Pheasants Adult FEW Have Known predators ademas humans. Argus Pheasants Are taken DURING Their breeding season for ornamental feathers. Wild Populations Are Also Threatened with loss of habitat.

    Atlanta Zoo Conservation Efforts
    Zoo Atlanta PARTICIPANTS Argus Pheasant in the AZA Population Management Program (PMP) by housing and breeding These birds.

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