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Great Malay Argus Pheasant Argusianus argus


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

Diet in the wild

Fruits, ants, slugs, snails, meat and insects

Diet at 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"