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Great Malay Argus Pheasant

Argusianus argus

NATURAL HABITAT
The Great Malay Argus Pheasant lives in dry, lowland primary and logged forests.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fruits, ants, slugs, snails, meat and insects
IN THE ZOO – Fruits, vegetables, greens, seeds, insects and grain

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Male's call can travel up to a half a mile
  • Females look different from males and are easy to tell apart
  • Males have longer wing and tail feathers than females
  • Males have feathers with "eyes" on them called "ocelli"