Mikado Pheasant

(Syrmaticus mikado)

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Syrmaticus mikado

Syrmaticus mikado
Photo by Myles Lamont


Scientific Information

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Subspecies: None recognized.

Range: Central Taiwan.

Habitat: Mountain broadleaf, coniferous and mixed forests from 5,000 to 10,000 feet.

Status in Wild: Mikado are listed as an endangered species, but their numbers in the wild appear stable. The range overlaps the Swinhoe's Pheasant Lophura swinhoii, both are protected in several parks and reserves.





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(l to r): 1, Lorenz Krassnitzer; 2-5, Roman Kmicikewycz; 6-7, Bud & RoxAnn Riggs.



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