The male Swinhoe's pheasant is a spectacular bird, with glossy blue-purple chest, belly and rump, brown shoulders, red facial wattles and bright white tail feathers. The female, as is typical with pheasant species, is a dark brown barred colour.
DID YOU KNOW? The bird was named after the British ornithologist Robert Swinhoe, who first described the species in 1862.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild