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Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum   - Female
Grey Peacock Pheasant
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Mae Wong National Park, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
Date : 14 February 2014
English synonyms:Peacock Pheasant, Peacock-Pheasant, Burmese Peacock Pheasant (bicalcaratum), Burmese Peacock-Pheasant (bicalcaratum), Chinquis Peacock Pheasant, Grey Peacock-pheasant, Gray Peacock Pheasant, Gray Peacock-Pheasant, Chinquis Peacock-pheasant, Common Peacock Pheasant, Common Peacock-pheasant, Iris Peacock-Pheasant, Bhutan Peacock-Pheasant (bakeri)
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Though the Grey Peacock Pheasant is supposed to be easily seen at Mae Wong, it proved otherwise for me. The calls were heard many times from multiple locations, enticingly close. After about 7 hours of wait in the hide, braving the "koon" fly bites, this female bird appeared from the valley down below (in the company of Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis) and gave very close views. - JK