Palawan Peacock-Pheasant Polyplectron napoleonis

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A large, spectacular ground bird of forest on Palawan with a fairly long tail and a crest. Female is entirely brown with a pale face. Male has a black body with blue marks on the wings, a grayish, finely speckled back and tail with blue peacock “eyes,” white marks on the face, and a red eye-ring. Female is somewhat similar to female Red Junglefowl, which has a reddish face and cocks its tail, and Tabon Scrubfowl, which has a much shorter tail. Calls include a harsh grating “skrark!” or sharp “skrik!”

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