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Crested Argus

Rheinardia nigrescens (Rothschild, LW 1902)

The Malayan crested argus is a large and spectacular peafowl-like species of bird in the pheasant family with dark-brown-spotted black and buff plumage, a heavy pink bill, brown irises and blue skin around the eyes. The head has two crests; the hind crest, which extends down the occiput, is erected when alarmed and during intentional behaviors including pair bonding and courtship displays. The male has a broad and greatly elongated tail of twelve feathers. The tail covert of the male is the longest of any bird and is believed to contain the longest feathers to occur in a wild bird; the Reeves's pheasant has tail feathers of similar length but which are considerably narrower. The tail coverts measure up to 1.73 m (5.7 ft) in length, giving the bird a total length of 1.9–2.39 m (6.2–7.8 ft). Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
   Rheinardia
Scientific:
  Rheinardia nigrescens


Original description

Citation:
  (Rothschild, LW 1902)

Reference:
   Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 12 p.55

Protonym:
  Rheinardius ocellatus nigrescens

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/114181#page/313/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6949F1AE0909DC05

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6949F1AE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6949F1AE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 678089


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Rheinardia nigrescens: Mts. of central Malay Peninsula (Taman Nagara Nat. Park)
English:
Crested Argus
Czech:
argus malajský
Danish:
Malajtopargus
German:
Malaienfasan
Spanish:
Agos Malayo
Spanish (Spain):
Agos malayo
French:
Argus à crête
Croatian:
dugokresti paun
Italian:
Argo di Malesia
Japanese (romaji):
mare-kammuriseiran
Japanese:
マラヤカンムリセイラン
Dutch:
Maleise Gekuifde Argusfazant
Norwegian:
Drakefasan
Polish:
argus górski
Portuguese:
argos-ocelado-de-malaca
Slovak:
argus vrkočatý
Serbian:
Malezijski argus fazan
Swedish:
tofsargus
Chinese:
马来冠眼斑雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Malaysian Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Malay Crested Argus ( Rheinartia nigriscens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Rheinartia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Malaysian Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Malaysian Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Malaysian Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Malaysian Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Malayan Crested Argus ( Rheinardia nigrescens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Rheinardia [ocellata or nigrescens] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Czech: argus malajský
Danish: Malajtopargus
German: Malaienfasan, Malaiischer Rheinartfasan
English: Crested Argus, Crested Argus Pheasant, Malay Crested Argus, Malay Ocellated Pheasant, Malayan Crested Argus, Malayan crested argus pheasant, Malaysian Argus, Malaysian Crested Argus, Ocellated Argus
English (IOC): Malayan Crested Argus
English (United States): Malayan Crested Argus
Spanish: Agos Malayo, Argo Ocelado
Spanish (Spain): Agos malayo
Estonian: malai pärlfaasan
French: Argus à crête, Argus de Malaysie, Argus ocellé (à crête)
Croatian: dugokresti paun
Italian: Argo di Malesia
Japanese (romaji): mareakanmuriseiran, mare-kammuriseiran
Japanese: マラヤカンムリセイラン, マレアカンムリセイラン, マレーカッムリセイラン
Scientific: Rheinardia nigrescens, Rheinardia ocellata nigrescens, Rheinardius ocellatus nigrescens, Rheinartia nigrescens, Rheinartia nigriscens, Rheinartia ocellata nigrescens
Dutch: Maleise Gekuifde Argusfazant
Norwegian: Drakefasan
Polish: argus górski
Portuguese: argos-ocelado-de-malaca
Portuguese (Portugal): argos-malaio
Slovak: argus vrkočatý
Serbian: Malezijski argus fazan
Swedish: tofsargus
Turkish: Malay Tepeli Argusu
Chinese: 马来冠眼斑雉

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