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Silver Pheasant

Silver Pheasant

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Scientific Name:

Lophura nyctherema


Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam


Omnivore. Fruits, berries, seeds, worms, insects.


Habitat: Mountainous forests, grasslands.

Incubation: 25-26 days / 6-9 eggs

Social structure: polygamous groups of one male and up to 5 females.

Weight: male 2000g max, female 1300g max

Dimensions: male 125cm max, female 71cm max

Lifespan:  9-10 
Estimated population in the wild: Widespread and common

Threats:  Ongoing habitat destruction and unsustainable levels of hunting

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Did you know that:

  1. It takes at least 2 years for the male to reach its full adult plumage.
  2. Their noticeable bright red face wattles are used during courtship

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