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Great Argus Argusianus argus

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Great Argus-pheasant, Argus Pheasant, Double-banded Argus
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Feb 19, 1997 © Peter R. Bono 
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Malay Peninsula and Greater Sundas;
Three populations;
(1) Peninsular sw. Thailand and nc. peninsular Malaysia (Belum area). Sumatra.
(2) C. Borneo.
(3) The Double-banded Argus was originally thought to be from Java, but more recent evidence indicates that it more likely was found on Tioman Is. off the e. coast of Malaya.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: John van der Woude


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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