Scientific classification - Argentine of Borneo
Species: A. grayi
ARgo del Borneo is a very rare phasianid in farms; it is an endemic species of Borneo, where it lives among the dense jungles.
The male has a black tuft on the head, on the face has naked blue skin, the neck is reddish-yellow, the rest of the body tends to grayish with more metallic reflections than the greater Argus; the tail and the secondary remiges are adorned with ocelli. The female is substantially the same as the male but has a plumage with lighter shades and has no ocelli. Both sexes have a light ocher beak and legs and black eyes.
It has a mainly omnivorous diet, and in captivity it does not like, unlike the other kinds of phasianids, the mixtures of grains; like the Argo Maggiore, even off Borneo it can mate all year round and the female lays 2 eggs per brood.
Argo del Borneo (photo www.flickr.com)
Borneo Argo male (photo Fletcher Baylis www.arkive.org)
Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco