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Elliots pheasant

Elliot's pheasant

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Scientific Name:

Syrmaticus ellioti


SE China.


Omnivore. Seed pods, seeds, berries, leaves, ants.


Habitat: Evergreen and coniferous forests, bamboo.

Incubation: 25-26 days / 5-8 eggs

Social structure: Small groups of 3-4 birds

Weight: male 1317g max, female 1090g max

Dimensions: male 80cm, female 50cm

Lifespan:  9,2 max

Estimated population in the wild: 100,000-200,000

Threats:  Habitat loss, illegal hunting.

IUCN Status: Near Threatened.

Did you know that:

  1. This bird is named after American ornithologist Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915)
  2. The male is polygynous, mating with 2 or 3 females and he does not take part in nest construction, incubation or care of the chicks. 

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