Vulnerable A small pheasant occurring in (semi-) evergreen dry dipterocarp forest in S-C & S Vietnam and in neighbouring east Cambodia. Much of the lowland forest has been cleared here, and also hill forest is increasingly logged and disturbed. Though the species tolerates secondary forest, it suffers also heavily from direct exploitation by gunning and snaring, even in the few hill forests declared as reserve. Less than 10,000 birds occur in the patches of forest remaining within its original range of 36,000 km2.
Items in the ZMA - 3 birds:
ZMA 56824-56825 Male & female, undated [before 1880], 'China', 'Polyplectron chinquis 1' & 'Polyplectron chinquis 2', mounted.
ZMA 56826 Adult male, died 10 Feb 1887 in the Amsterdam Zoo, mounted.