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About Pheasants

Pheasants are raised for their meat, feathers, and eggs. Pheasant meat is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world and is used in a variety of dishes, such as stews, roasts, and casseroles. Pheasant eggs are also considered a delicacy and are used in cooking and baking.

Breeds of Pheasants

There are the following breeds of Pheasants:

Argus - Breeds of PheasantsArgus



The Argus Pheasant (scientific name: Argusianus argus) is a species of pheasant native to Southeast Asia. It is one of the largest species of pheasants and is known for its striking appearance and distinctive, eye-like markings on its feathers.

Male Argus Pheasants have a long, striking tail and a distinctive crest of feathers on their head. Their plumage is iridescent, with a mixture of brown, blue, and green feathers, and they have l ...

Blue-Eared - Breeds of PheasantsBlue-Eared


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The Blue-Eared Pheasant is a magnificent species of pheasant commonly found in the mountainous forests of western and central China. They are well adapted to the high altitude conditions of these regions and are able to thrive in the harsh mountainous environment.

This pheasant species boasts a stunning appearance, with a distinctive scarlet-red facial skin, dark blue-grey plumage, and white extended ear covers. The male Blue-Eared Phe ...

Bornean Peacock - Breeds of PheasantsBornean Peacock


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The Bornean Peacock Pheasant is a rare species of pheasant that is found in the lowland forests of Borneo. These birds are known for their shy behavior, as they prefer to quietly roam the forest floor or roost in trees during the day.

In terms of size, Bornean Peacock Pheasants are medium-sized birds, with females measuring an average of 15 inches in length, while males can grow up to 17 inches.

The female Bornean Peacock Ph ...

Brown-Eared - Breeds of PheasantsBrown-Eared


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The mountainous forests of China are home to the Brown-Eared Pheasant. These large pheasants typically grow to 39 inches in length.

The glossy-brown plumage of the Brown-Eared Pheasant is beautiful and ornamental, with a hair-like texture. Their creamy white ear tufts, black crowns, and crimson red legs and facial skin make them stand out.

The Brown-Eared Pheasant boasts a unique feature in its white cheek tufts that resembl ...

Bulwers - Breeds of PheasantsBulwers


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The exotic and magnificent Bulwer's Pheasant, also known as the Bulwer's Wattled Pheasant or Wattled Pheasant, is a true treasure of Central Borneo's tropical forests! They call the high elevations of up to 5,200 feet their home, making their presence all the more special.

These pheasants are medium-sized and pack a big punch in the looks department. Females measure an impressive average of 20 inches, while the males are even more stri ...

Cheer - Breeds of PheasantsCheer


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Cheer Pheasants, also known as the "Green Pheasant" (scientific name: Phasianus versicolor), are a species of pheasant native to Japan. They are known for their striking appearance, with the males having a green head, neck, and underbelly, and a rich, chestnut brown body. The tail feathers of male Cheer Pheasants can grow up to 90 cm in length, making them one of the longest-tailed species of pheasant.

In their natural habitats, Cheer ...

Congo - Breeds of PheasantsCongo


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The Congo Peafowl, also known as the Green Peafowl, is a species of pheasant native to central Africa. Unlike other pheasant breeds, they are not typically raised for food.

Congo Peafowls are large, striking birds known for their beautiful iridescent green and blue feathers, which are used in various cultural and traditional rituals. The males have a distinctive "train" of feathers that can reach up to three feet in length, and they ar ...

Copper - Breeds of PheasantsCopper


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Copper Pheasants, also known as the Soemmerring’s Pheasants, are indigenous to the mountain forests and hills of the Shikoku, Honshu, and Kyushu islands of Japan.

They are large pheasants that can measure an average of 53 inches in length. Male Copper Pheasants have beautiful copper-colored chestnut plumage. They also have red facial skin, yellow bills, and brown iris.

Only the males of this species have spurs on their legs ...

Crested Argus - Breeds of PheasantsCrested Argus


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The Crested Argus is a species of pheasant known for its distinctive appearance. It has dark-brown spotted black and buff feathers, a large pink bill, brown irises, and blue skin around its eyes. The head has two crests, one of which extends down the back of the head and can be raised when the bird is alarmed or during certain behaviors like pair bonding or courtship displays.

The male Crested Argus has a wide and elongated tail with t ...

Edwards - Breeds of PheasantsEdwards


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Edwards' Pheasant, also known as the Vietnamese Pheasant, is a species of pheasant that is native to Vietnam and the surrounding region. It is considered to be one of the most threatened pheasant species, and is considered to be endangered in the wild.

Edwards' Pheasants are known for their distinctive appearance, which includes a striking black crest on the male and a rich chestnut-colored plumage. They are also known for their shy an ...

Elliots - Breeds of PheasantsElliots


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Revised: The Elliot's Pheasant, also known as the Bar-Backed Pheasant or Chinese Barred-Backed Pheasant, is native to the mountain forests and dense evergreens of southern China. These pheasants are capable of living in altitudes up to 6,200 feet in their natural habitats.

Elliot's Pheasant is a striking bird, measuring up to 31 inches in length. Males have reddish-brown chestnut wings with wide blue-steel bars, a chestnut brown crown, ...

Golden - Breeds of PheasantsGolden


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Golden Pheasants, also known as Chinese Pheasants, are a species of pheasant native to China and are often raised for their striking appearance. They are prized for their bright and colorful plumage, which includes distinctive golden feathers on the male's crest, neck, and tail.

In the wild, Golden Pheasants are found in mountainous forests and other wooded areas, where they feed on a variety of foods including seeds, insects, and ot ...

Green - Breeds of PheasantsGreen


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Green Pheasants, also known as Japanese Pheasants, are a species of pheasant native to Japan and other parts of East Asia. They are prized for their striking appearance, which includes a distinctive green plumage on the males, and are often kept as ornamental birds in zoos and aviaries.

In the wild, Green Pheasants inhabit forests and other areas with heavy vegetation, where they feed on a variety of foods including seeds, insects, and ...

Impeyan - Breeds of PheasantsImpeyan


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Impeyan Pheasants, also known as Himalayan Monal, are a species of pheasant native to the Himalayas and surrounding regions of South Asia. They are prized for their striking appearance, which includes a distinctive iridescent plumage in both males and females, and are often kept as ornamental birds in zoos and aviaries.

In the wild, Impeyan Pheasants inhabit high-altitude forests and other areas with heavy vegetation, where they feed o ...

Kalij - Breeds of PheasantsKalij


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Kalij Pheasants are a species of pheasant native to the Himalayas, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. They are prized for their striking appearance, which includes a distinctive black and white plumage in males and a more muted brown and black plumage in females.

In the wild, Kalij Pheasants inhabit forests and other areas with heavy vegetation, where they feed on a variety of foods including seeds, insects, and other small a ...

Lady Amhersts - Breeds of PheasantsLady Amhersts


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Lady Amherst's Pheasants are a species of pheasant native to the Yunnan province of China and other parts of Southeast Asia. They are prized for their striking appearance, which includes a distinctive black and white plumage with iridescent green, blue, and purple highlights in males and a more muted brown plumage in females.

In the wild, Lady Amherst's Pheasants inhabit forests and other areas with heavy vegetation, where they feed on ...

Mikado - Breeds of PheasantsMikado


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The Mikado Pheasant (Syrmaticus mikado) is a species of pheasant belonging to the Phasianidae family of gallinaceous birds. It is considered an unofficial national bird of Taiwan, alongside the Swinhoe's pheasant and Taiwan blue magpie. A pair of Mikado pheasants can be seen on the 1000 New Taiwan dollar bill, along with Yushan National Park, one of its known habitats.

The Mikado pheasant is endemic to mountainous regions of Taiwan and ...

Mongolian - Breeds of PheasantsMongolian


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Mongolian Pheasants, also known as Common Pheasants, are a species of pheasant native to the grasslands and forests of Central Asia and Mongolia. They are prized for their striking appearance, which includes a distinctive iridescent green, blue, and purple plumage in males and a more muted brown plumage in females.

In the wild, Mongolian Pheasants inhabit grasslands and other areas with light vegetation, where they feed on a variety of ...

 Mrs. Humes - Breeds of Pheasants Mrs. Humes


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The Mrs. Hume's Pheasant, also known as the Hume's Pheasant or the Bar-tailed Pheasant, is a bird that inhabits the forests of Mizoram, Patkai Range, Yunnan, and northern parts of Myanmar and Thailand. This elusive species, measuring up to 90 cm in length, boasts a grayish brown head, a bare red face, chestnut brown feathers, a yellowish bill, brownish orange irises, white wing bars, and metallic blue neck feathers.

The male pheasant b ...

Red-necked - Breeds of PheasantsRed-necked


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Red-necked, or common, Pheasants are a species of pheasant native to Southeast Asia, including countries such as Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. They are prized for their striking appearance, which includes a distinctive red neck and head in males and a more muted brown and black plumage in females.

In the wild, Red-necked Pheasants inhabit forests and other areas with heavy vegetation, where they feed on a variety of foods including seed ...

Reevess - Breeds of PheasantsReevess


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The Reeves's Pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii) is a large bird of the pheasant family, and belongs to the genus Syrmaticus. It is native to China and was named after British naturalist John Reeves, who first brought live specimens to Europe in 1831.

Male Reeves's Pheasants are impressive creatures, measuring 210 cm (83 in) in length and weighing 1,529 g (3.371 lb). The male boasts a bright, vibrant appearance with a golden-white and red b ...

Siamese Fireback - Breeds of PheasantsSiamese Fireback


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The Siamese Fireback, also known as Diard’s Fireback, is a beautiful pheasant species native to Southeast Asia. This bird can be found in the forests of Laos, Cambodia, northern Vietnam, and eastern Thailand. Siamese Firebacks are fond of bamboo forests, dense evergreen areas, and semi-evergreen regions.

Siamese Firebacks are of medium size, measuring up to 31 inches in length. The male birds are easily recognizable by their long crest ...

Silver - Breeds of PheasantsSilver


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Silver Pheasants, also known as the Chinese Silver Pheasants, are a species of pheasant native to the forested regions of southern China and Southeast Asia. They are prized for their striking appearance, which includes a distinctive silver-grey plumage in males and a more muted brown plumage in females.

In the wild, Silver Pheasants inhabit forests and other areas with heavy vegetation, where they feed on a variety of foods including s ...

Temmincks Tragopan - Breeds of PheasantsTemmincks Tragopan


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The Temminck's Tragopan is a pheasant species native to the forests of South and Northern Asia, from northern China to northeast India, Tibet, and northwest Vietnam. It inhabits high-altitude areas such as Southern Tibet and the Eastern Himalayas.

This medium-sized pheasant is known for its distinctive appearance, with a length of up to 9.4 inches. The Temminck's Tragopan has pink legs, a black bill, and white spotted plumage.


Vieillots Crested Fireback - Breeds of PheasantsVieillots Crested Fireback


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Vieillot's Crested Fireback is a pheasant species that is native to Southeast Asia, particularly to the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. This species is named after French naturalist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot.

Vieillot's Crested Fireback is a medium-sized pheasant that can grow up to 32 inches in length. The male has a distinctive crest of long, iridescent black feathers that can grow up to 4 inches in length. The crest ...