Grey peacock pheasants are found in the forests of south-east Asia, where they are still fairly common. Females are smaller and less colourful than the males but both have ‘eye’ markings on their back and tail. Like the more familiar Indian peafowl the male fans his tail out as part his display.
Unlike most pheasants which lay a lot of eggs, peacock pheasants lay just two eggs in a clutch. Our pair bred succesfully this year and their well grown chicks can be seen in the laughingthrush aviary.