Lady Amherst Pheasant

(Chrysolophus amherstiae)

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Lady Amherst Male

Chrysolophus amherstiae
Photo by Myles Lamont


Scientific Information

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Subspecies: None.

Range: Southwestern China, northern Burma. Has been introduced locally in parts of Great Britain. Attempted introductions throughout the world, including NEW Zealand and Hawaii. Birds may also be seen in a semi-feral state in the US, mostly escapes from aviaries or purposely released. It is doubtful there are any breeding popluations here.

Habitat: Mostly wooded areas and bamboo thickets

Status in Wild: Believed to be uncommon, but not endangered.



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(l to r): 1-2, Matt Tuttle; 3, Roman Kmicikewycz; 4-8, Dan Cowell.



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