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The exotic and magnificent Bulwer's Pheasant, also known as the Bulwer's Wattled Pheasant or Wattled Pheasant, is a true treasure of Central Borneo's tropical forests! They call the high elevations of up to 5,200 feet their home, making their presence all the more special.
These pheasants are medium-sized and pack a big punch in the looks department. Females measure an impressive average of 20 inches, while the males are even more striking with an average length of 31 inches!
The real showstoppers, however, are the male Bulwer's Pheasants. Their bright blue wattles become longer during courtship, making them one of the most spectacular pheasant species out there! With dark blue to black plumage, purplish upper breasts, maroon chests, and purplish throats, these birds are sure to turn heads. And that's not all! They also have curved, white tail feathers, red legs, and two facial wattles that add a whole new level of unique beauty to their appearance. These stunning birds reach their adult plumage when they are around two years old.
While the females may not have the same level of flair, their overall dull brown color with black patterns and red legs, brown tails, blue facial skin, and no crest, still make them stand out in their own way.
And to top it all off, the diet of a Bulwer's Pheasant is a delightful mix of insects, fruits, and worms!