Lophura nycthemera nycthemera
English : Silver pheasant
French : Faisan argenté
Class : Aves
Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Notes : 16 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 125 cm long for a weight of 2 kg.. Female brown with vermiculated belly. Both sexes with red wattle on face. Male has black crest and belly, long white tail and back. Subspecies with long tail and little black vermiculation.
Range and habitat
Species found in Southeast Asia, from Myanmar to south Vietnam et central China. Subspecies occurs in south China and northeast Vietnam. Lives in a wide variety of primary and secondary forests, up to 1000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is locally very common and occurs in many protected areas. Some isolated subspecies are declining.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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