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Swinhoes Pheasant

Swinhoe's Pheasant

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Scientific Name:

Lophura swinhoii


Central Taiwan.


Omnivore. Acorns, berries, flower buds, leaves and other plant materials, earthworms, millipedes, termites and other insects.


Habitat: Mountainous forests.

Incubation: 25 days / 4-8 eggs

Social structure: Pairs or small family groups

Weight: 1100g

Dimensions: male 79cm, female 50cm

Lifespan:  5-10

Estimated population in the wild: 5,000-10,000

Threats:  Deforestation outside protected areas.

IUCN Status: Near Threatened

Did you know that:
The bird was named after the British naturalist Robert Swinhoe, who first described the species in 1862.

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