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Germain's Peacock-Pheasant
(Polyplectron germaini)

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Additional Information

Breeding Season: Varies depending on region and climate. Birds in Florida and southern states may begin laying as early as February and May in the northern states.

Breeding Age: Usually not until they are two, but first years have proven fertile from time to time.

Clutch Size: 2 creamy white eggs.

Incubation Period:: About 22-23 days.

Description - Male: Generally darker than bicalcaratum. Males have large ocelli, the crest is very short and the facial skin is red.

Description - Female: Females are smaller, also with red facial skin and ocelli on tail more pronounced than other members of this genus.

Status in Captivity: Fairly well established.

Misc Notes:


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Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Delacour, J. 1977. The Pheasants of the World. 2nd ed., World Pheasant Association and Spur Publications, Hindhead, U.K.
  • Delacour, J. 1978. Pheasants: Their Care and Breeding. T.F.H. Publishing, Neptune, NJ.
  • Howman, K. 1991. Pheasants of the World: Their Breeding and Management. Hancock House Publishers, Surrey, B.C. Canada.
  • Johnsgard, P.A. 1999. The Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History. 2nd ed., Smithsonian Press, Washington D.C.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.


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