Palawan Peacock Pheasant
|Geographical Range||Southwestern Philippines|
|Scientific Name||Polyplectron emphanum|
These attractive birds show a number of elaborate behaviors typical of pheasants. During courtship, the male attracts his mate with a behavior known as "tidbitting." He spreads his neck feathers so wide they hide his head, then he drops a tidbit of food in front of the female and struts around her. Tidbitting is also used by both parents to encourage their chicks to feed.
Did You Know?
Peacock pheasants mate for life, and the male and female stay together throughout the year.