Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Grey Peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) - HBW 2, p. 547

French: Éperonnier chinquis German: Grauer Pfaufasan Spanish: Espolonero Chinquis
Other common names: Iris/Chinquis Peacock-pheasant

Taxonomy: Pavo bicalcaratus Linnaeus, 1758, China; error = Thoungyah, Burma.
Sometimes considered to form a superspecies with P. germaini. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bakeri Lowe, 1925 - hills of NE India and Bhutan, from Sikkim E to Manipur, and maybe on into Burma.
  • bailyi Lowe, 1925 - unknown; thought to occur in W Assam or E Himalayas.
  • bicalcaratum (Linnaeus, 1758) - W & S Burma E through CS China (W Yunnan) to NW Vietnam and SE to SW Thailand (N of Isthmus of Kra).

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  • bakeri Lowe, 1925 - hills of NE India and Bhutan, from Sikkim E to Manipur, and maybe on into Burma.
  • bailyi Lowe, 1925 - unknown; thought to occur in W Assam or E Himalayas.
  • bicalcaratum (Linnaeus, 1758) - W & S Burma E through CS China (W Yunnan) to NW Vietnam and SE to SW Thailand (N of Isthmus of Kra).
  • ghigii Delacour & Jabouille, 1924 - N & C Vietnam and C Laos.
  • katsumatae Rothschild, 1906 - Hainan I (S China).