Swinhoe’s Pheasant

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.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Diet:
Fruit, seeds and insects.
Number of Young:
2 - 6 eggs
Distribution:
Central Tawain.
Habitat:
Forests and dense woodlands
Did you know?
The bird was named after the British ornithologist Robert Swinhoe, who first described the species in 1862.

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