PALAWAN PEACOCK PHEASANT
The Palawan Peacock Pheasant is endemic to the Palawan Island in the Central Philippines where it is quite uncommon. They inhabit the island’s humid, coastal lowland and deep forests. Several habitat sites are known to exist in the central mountain range.
They are very shy, but adapt and breed well in confinement. The male struts and displays to the female with courtship feeding by spreading the feathers of its lower neck and mantle, and bobbing its head with a small piece of food in its beak. The male will drop the food in sight of the female and if she takes the food, the male will make a lateral posture that best shows off all the ocelli on the tail and tail coverts. The crest is then erected and pointed forward. The male also makes a hissing sound while he walks in circles around the female.
The diet in the wild consists of a variety of seeds, grains, nuts, fruit, leaves, roots, slugs, worms, and insects.
Fact Source: http://www.honoluluzoo.org/palawan_peacock_pheasant.htm
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