Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Bronze-tailed Peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron chalcurum) - HBW 2, p. 547

French: Éperonnier à queue bronzée German: Bronzeschwanzfasan Spanish: Espolonero Colibronceado
Other common names: Sumatran/Lesson's Peacock-pheasant

Taxonomy: Polyplectron chalcurum Lesson, 1831, Java; error = Bengkulu, west Sumatra.
Formerly placed in genus Chalcurus together with P.inopinatum. Validity of race scutulatum has been questioned, as differences are slight and are masked by considerable variation betewen individuals. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • scutulatum Chasen & Hoogerwerf, 1941 - mountains of N Sumatra.
  • chalcurum Lesson, 1831 - mountains of S Sumatra.

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