Malayan Great Argus Pheasant

The display feathers on the male’s wings are so long that he can hardly fly. These animals live in a tropical rainforest habitat and eat fruits, seeds, and insects.


  • Scientific Name: Argusianus argus
  • Range: Parts of Southeast Asia
  • Status in the Wild: Near Threatened
  • Location in the Zoo: Fischer Bird Gardens, Birds of the World
  • Cool Animal Fact: This bird was named for Argus, a giant in Greek mythology who had a hundred eyes – check out its tail feathers to see why!