Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Great Argus


The Life of Animals | Great Argus | Great Argus, argus Argusianus is (in some parts of Asia also known as Phoenix) blue pheasant feathers brown with a small head red chest and neck red top, black as hair, feathers, crown and throat, red legs. Measured 160-200 cm (63-79 inches) long, including a tail of 105-143 cm (41-56 inches) and weighing 2.04 to 2.72 kg (4.5 to 6.0 pounds ). Has tail feathers very long. The most spectacular features are the huge male decorated, spacious and very elongated secondary feathers with large eyespots. The female is smaller and duller than men with shorter tail and less eye patch.

Great Argus in the jungles of Borneo, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia spread. Unusual among Galliformes the Great Argus has no oil gland and the hen lays only two eggs. The scientific name of the Great Argus was given by Linnaeus in relation to the many eye pattern on wings. Argus is a giant with a hundred eyes in Greek mythology.

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