Silver Pheasant

Lophura nycthemera

Habitat and Geographical Distribution: South East Asia. Live above 1000 meters in altitude in forests and open fields.

Diet: Feed on plants, seeds and fruit.

Reproduction: Polygamous, the dominant male can mate with several females. Nest on the ground, a female lays around 10 eggs. Incubation lasts about 25 days.

Behaviour: Feed at dawn and dusk. Males are very territorial and vocalise to defend their territory. Mainly terrestrial birds that rarely fly, flying only for escape when threatened.

Conservation status: Least Concern (IUCN)


Class: Aves

Order: Galliformes

Family: Phasianidae

Length: 120-125 cm (male); 70-75cm (female)

Lifespan: 12 years

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