Bulwer's Pheasant

About the Bulwer's Pheasant
Also known as: Bulwer's Fireback, Bulwer's Wattled Pheasant, White-tailed Wattled Pheasant, Wattled Pheasant
Bulwer's Pheasant
Bulwer's Pheasant is a wildly plumaged species of pheasant endemic to Borneo where they are found in highland tropical forest habitat. They are also known as Bulwer's Wattled Pheasant, Bulwer's Fireback, and White-tailed Wattled Pheasant.

Bulwer's Pheasants exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism. Males have an unmistakable plumage which includes a puffy long white tail and bright blue facial wattles. These blue wattles can be distended, as seen in our cute Birdorable version, during courtship rituals. Females have a mostly dull brown plumage, though they do exhibit blue facial skin.

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Our Birdorable Bonanza: 2015 Advent Edition is starting to wind down. Today, on Christmas Eve, we reveal our second-to-last Bonanza bird: the Bulwer's Pheasant! Bulwer's Pheasants are wildly plumaged chicken-sized birds endemic to Borneo in southeast Asia. They are found in highland tropical...  Read more »