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Great Argus

Argusianus argus


Spotted on a trail in Danum Valley. We watched him for 45 minutes, clearing an area on the forest floor to dance, checking leaves and discarding them, waiting for a female to watch.

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Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Beautiful bird! Congrats!

Tiz 8 years ago

Congratulations! Nice series, thanks for sharing this bird. First-timer for me :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

What a fascinating bird. Congratulations fofr

RiekoS 8 years ago

Congratulations! Really nice.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Incredible !!
Congratulations fofr ,,

VivBraznell 8 years ago

What a fantastic Spotting! A once in a lifetime experience ..... Lucky you! Congratulations!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Magnificent bird. Great spotting. Congratulations.

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Wonderful pictures! Congratulations! The feathers are beautiful.

KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Paul, your awesome series of a very elusive bird has been chosen by our Ranger team as its Spotting of the Week!

A male great argus performs its elaborate courtship ritual in our Rangers’ choice Spotting of the Week. The great argus is one of the most unusual of all bird species, males have massive tail feathers that are used by Bornean cultures for ornamental head dresses.


RiekoS 8 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Wonderful series! How cool that you got to watch him for so long.

EmilyMarino 8 years ago


You are so lucky to see it, It must have been amazing. I hope it manages to find a mate.!?

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 8 years ago

Wow that's crazy! :D

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great find!

DDO 8 years ago


Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago


Extraordinary !

Yes you are so lucky Fofr. Nice bird.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

How lucky to see one int he wild; I've only ever seen this at the zoo.

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Apr 2, 2014
Submitted on Apr 2, 2014

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