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Elliots pheasant

Elliot's pheasant

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Scientific Name:

Syrmaticus ellioti


Distribution

SE China.


Diet:

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


Facts

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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