arguspheasant

ar·gus pheasant (ärʹgəs) n.
A large bird (Argusianus argus) of southern Asia and the East Indies, having long tail feathers marked with brilliantly colored, eyelike spots.
  [After Argus, whose hundred eyes were given to a peacock's tail.]

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