Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Borneo)
The ecological needs of the Bornean Peacock-pheasant are poorly understood. Analyses using geographical information systems (GIS) indicate that they live in the lowland plain and lowland dipterocarp forest on moderately fertile soils, probably avoiding wetter substrates in swamp-forest or near water-bodies. A recent study further confirmed the use of closed dry lowland dipterocarp forest habitats(Fredriksson and Nijman 2004). The species has been recorded in areas of forest that were burned in the 1997-1998 fires, but their tolerance for regenerating habitats has not yet been properly assessed(Fredriksson and Nijman 2004).
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Kalimantan lost nearly 25% of its evergreen forest during 1985-1997. The impact of the major fires of 1997-1998 was patchy, with many small alluvial areas escaping damage(Fredriksson and Nijman 2004). However, such fires appear to be increasing in frequency and severity. In central Kalimantan, most remaining lowland forest is granted to logging concessions, with a negligible area currently afforded any protected status. The species was recorded in trade by TRAFFIC in 1998 when six birds were taken out of Kalimantan to Singapore(Shepherd 2000).
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BirdLife International. 2016. Polyplectron schleiermacheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22679393A84694321. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679393A84694321.en. Downloaded on 05 February 2021.
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