Introducing the crested argus (Rheinardia ocellata)...

Posted on 01 September 2005    
Found only in Vietnam, Lao PDR, and a small population in Peninsular Malaysia, this large pheasant is distinguished by its huge tail feathers, which are up to 15cm wide and almost two metres long in adult males.

When spread, the tail feathers display a beautiful and complicated pattern of chestnut and almost white, eye-shaped spots on a grey background.

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