for a species of a large pheasant, with the binomial name Argusianus argus.
Apart from a rufous-red breast, adult males have overall warm brown
upperparts with fine, pale speckles, chestnut underparts and reddish-pink legs.
They have a naked blue head and neck, with a broad, black crest, that may extend
to the nape (fig.),
whilst the legs are reddish-pink. They have a very long tail and males may grow
up to 203 centimeters in length, making it one of the largest birds among the
pheasants. With an average length of about 72-76 centimeters, females are much
smaller and have shorter, barred tails. They are also duller, with less distinct
markings, and have a more rufous-chestnut collar. In some Asian countries the
Great Argus is known as Phoenix, and in Thai it is called