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Palawan Peacock Pheasant

Polypectron emphanum

Galliformes - Phasinidae - Pheasants

Palawan Peacock Pheasant - Sub adult

© Gen Anderson

Palawan Peacock Pheasant - Sub adult

Distribution: Palawan I, SW Philippines.

Habitat: Coastal lowland forest. Several mountain sites, from limits of disturbed forest up to 600 m.

Clutch size: 2 eggs

Incubation: 18-20 days


Protocol from St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

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Protocol established 2008
Used on 1 individuals
Success rate 100.00%


Protocol used for at least 5 individuals with over 75% success 
Used by 2 or more institutions 
Points on minimizing imprinting 
Birds went on to produce fertile eggs 
Birds went on to successfully parent rear 

Warning points

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Del Hoya, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. (1994). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol 2. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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