The Great Argus is a huge pheasant named after the 100-eyed giant Argus in Greek mythology because of its many-"eyed" plumage.
It lives in the forests of Indonesia, Malaya and Borneo.
The bird is vulnerable through deforestation and excessive trapping and hunting.
Size comparison with two Collared Doves. Most of the size is the length of the wings and tail which are raised in a stunning courtship display and dance.
The male clears his dancing area of leaves, twigs and debris and defends it aggressively.
Only the blue-headed male (shown above) is so large and
The hen (above), as with most pheasants, is smaller, less showy, better camouflaged and shy.
Head with bare, blue face
He loses the tail in non-breeding plumage.
Close-up of the plumage