Head and body length: 40.6 - 50.8, tail: 16 - 25 cm
males average 436 g, females average 322 g
Estimated at fewer that 10,000
Low-lying primary forest along Palawan Island's coastal plain and to elevations of approx 800 meters
Philippines Palawan, Philippines
Will his strut make the cut? The male Palawan peacock-pheasant certainly give it his all. He struts around the famle, holding a morsel of food bobbing up and down until she approaches, then drops the food and assumes a pose with his tail fully spread, one wing pointing up and the other touching the ground. He raises his crest and points it forward, holding his beak behind the "cape" formed by his raised neck and mantle feathers so that his eyes are exposed. The happy couple has eyes only for each other. But their future is far from secure, seriously threathened as it is by the relentless march of deforestation.