1902. Polypiectron malaccensis

(1902) Polyplectron malaccensis Scop.
THE MALAY PEACOCK-PHEASANT.
Polyplectron malaccensis, Fauna. B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. v. p. 292.
Within our limits this Pheasant only occurs in the extreme South of Tenasserim, whence it extends to the Malay States and Sumatra and to Pechaburi and Ratburi in South-West Siam.
Its habits and nidification are those of the genus.
The only three eggs I have seen of this birds are two laid in cap┬Čtivity in Berlin in April and one of a pair sent me with a skin of a female shot off the nest which contained two eggs, one being broken in transit. These three eggs measure 45.7 x 35.3, 49.5 x 32.0 and 43.4 x 34.9 mm. The second is probably abnormally large.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 4. 1935.
Title in Book: 
1902. Polypiectron malaccensis
Spp Author: 
Scop.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1902
Year: 
1935
Page No: 
197
Common name: 
Malay Peacock Pheasant
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
15088

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