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Pheasants
Elliot's Pheasant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genera

Ithaginis
Catreus
Rheinartia
Crossoptilon
Lophura
Argusianus
Pucrasia
Syrmaticus
Chrysolophus
Phasianus
† See also partridge, quail Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 775 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1826 × 1413 pixel, file size: 1. ... Binomial name Syrmaticus ellioti Elliots Pheasant or the Chinese Barred-backed Pheasant, Syrmaticus ellioti, is one of of five species in the syrmaticus genus. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... “Animalia” redirects here. ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Families Megapodidae Numididae Odontophoridae Phasianidae Meleagrididae Tetraonidae Cracidae Mesitornithidae The Galliformes is an order of birds containing the turkeys, grouse, quails and pheasants. ... The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. ... Binomial name Ithaginis cruentus (Hardwicke, 1821) The Blood Pheasant, Ithaginis cruentus, is the only species in genus Ithaginis (Wagler, 1832) of the Pheasant family. ... Binomial name Catreus wallichi (Hardwicke, 1827) The Cheer Pheasant, Catreus wallichi, also known as Wallichs Pheasant, is an endangered species of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Catreus (Cabanis, 1851). ... The genus Crossoptilon Hodgson, 1838 consist of four species of eared pheasants. ... Genus Lophura Fleming, 1822 The Gallopheasants are a group of ten species that make up the genus Lophura in the family Phasianidae. ... The genus Argusianus Rafinesque, 1815 consist of two species of spectaculary plumaged pheasants with greatly elongated secondaries and central tail feathers. ... Binomial name Pucrasia macrolopha (Lesson, 1829) The Koklass is a species of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Pucrasia. ... The genus Syrmaticus Wagler, 1832 consist of five long-tailed pheasants with short spurs and red facial skin. ... Species Golden Pheasant, Lady Amhersts Pheasant, Chrysolophus is a genus of the pheasant family of birds. ... Species The genus Phasianus in the Pheasant family consists of (perhaps) a single species () with thirty subspecies recognised, twenty-nine on the Asian mainland and one on the island of Taiwan off the southern coast of China. ... Genera Perdix Alectoris Lerwa Bambusicola Ptilopachus Rollulus Haematortyx Caloperdix Arborophila Xenoperdix Melanoperdix †See also Pheasant, Quail, Grouse Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. ... Genera Coturnix Anurophasis Perdicula Ophrysia † See also Pheasant, Partridge, Grouse Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae, or in the family Odontophoridae. ...

Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. “Aves” redirects here. ... In scientific classification used in biology, the order (Latin: ordo, plural ordines) is a rank between class and family (termed a taxon at that rank). ... Families Megapodidae Numididae Odontophoridae Phasianidae Meleagrididae Tetraonidae Cracidae Mesitornithidae The Galliformes is an order of birds containing the turkeys, grouse, quails and pheasants. ...


Pheasant are characterised by strong sexual dimorphism, with males being highly ornate with bright colours and adornments such as wattles and long tails. Males are usually larger than the females, and have longer tails. Males play no part in rearing the young. Female (left) and male Common Pheasant, illustrating the dramatic difference in both color and size between the sexes Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in form between individuals of different sex in the same species. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... Wattle has several meanings: In engineering terms, originally wattle referred collectively to the flexible rods, branches or twigs from various plants woven together to make fences, walls and roofs (see wattle-and-daub). ... A scorpion tail The tail is the section at the rear end of an animals body; in general, the term refers to a distinct, flexible appendage to the torso. ...


There are 35 species of pheasant in 11 different genera. The best-known is the Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) which is widespread throughout the world in introduced feral populations and in farm operations. Various other pheasant species are popular in aviaries, such as the Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus). In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... For other uses of the word, please see Genus (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Phasianus colchicus Linnaeus, 1758 The Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Chrysolophus pictus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. ...


In many countries pheasant species are hunted, often illegally, as game, and several species are threatened by this and other human activities such as illegal logging and habitat loss. In Canada, the main predator of the pheasant is known as Mark Cherubini. His daughter is in denial though. Game is any animal hunted for food or not normally domesticated (such as venison). ...


Species in taxonomic order

This list is ordered to show relationships between species

Pheasant Fowling.--"Showing how to catch Pheasants."--Fac-simile of a Miniature in the Manuscript of the "Livre du Roy Modus" (Fourteenth Century).

Binomial name Ithaginis cruentus (Hardwicke, 1821) The Blood Pheasant, Ithaginis cruentus, is the only species in genus Ithaginis (Wagler, 1832) of the Pheasant family. ... Binomial name Ithaginis cruentus (Hardwicke, 1821) The Blood Pheasant, Ithaginis cruentus, is the only species in genus Ithaginis (Wagler, 1832) of the Pheasant family. ... Binomial name Pucrasia macrolopha (Lesson, 1829) The Koklass is a species of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Pucrasia. ... Binomial name Pucrasia macrolopha (Lesson, 1829) The Koklass is a species of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Pucrasia. ... Genus Lophura Fleming, 1822 The Gallopheasants are a group of ten species that make up the genus Lophura in the family Phasianidae. ... Binomial name Lophura leucomelanos (Latham, 1790) The Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelana) is a pheasant found in the foothills of the Himalaya. ... Trinomial name Lophura leucomelanos hamiltonii (Gray,JE, 1829) The White-crested Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos hamiltonii) is one sub-species of the Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos), western most subspecies of Lophura leucomelanos; western Himalayas in parts of northern India, as well some areas of western Nepal and northern Pakistan. ... Binomial name Lophura nycthemera (Linnaeus, 1758) The Silver Pheasant, Lophura nycthemera is a large, up to 125cm long, white pheasant with bare red facial skin, red legs and glossy black below. ... Binomial name Lophura imperialis Delacour & Jabouille, 1924 The Imperial Pheasant, Lophura imperialis is a dark blue medium-sized, up to 75cm long, pheasant with bare red facial skin, blue crest, crimson legs and glossy plumage. ... Binomial name Lophura edwardsi (Oustalet, 1896) The Edwardss Pheasant, Lophura edwardsi, is a bird from the pheasant family Phasianidae that is endemic to the rainforests of Vietnam. ... Binomial name (Gould, 1863) Swinhoes Pheasant, Lophura swinhoii is a bird of the pheasant family Phasianidae that is endemic to Vietnam, where it inhabits primary broadleaved forest and mature secondary forest at 200-2,300 m. ... Binomial name Lophura inornata Salvadori, 1879 Salvadoris Pheasant (Lophura inornata) is a bird of genus Lophura, native to Indonesia. ... Binomial name Lophura ignita Shaw, 1797 The Crested Fireback, Lophura ignita is a medium-sized, up to 70cm long, forest pheasant with a peacock-like dark crest, bluish black plumage, reddish brown rump, black outer tail feathers, red iris and bare blue facial skin. ... Binomial name Lophura diardi Bonaparte, 1856 The Siamese Fireback, Lophura diardi also known as Diards Fireback is a medium-sized, up to 80cm long, grey pheasant with an extensive red facial skin, crimson legs and feet, ornamental black crest feathers, reddish brown iris and long curved blackish tail. ... Binomial name Lophura bulweri Sharpe, 1874 The extraordinary looking pheasant from the forest of Borneo, the Bulwers Pheasant, Lophura bulweri is a medium sized black plumaged pheasant with maroon breast, crimson legs and pure white of long, broad and curved tail feathers. ... The genus Crossoptilon Hodgson, 1838 consist of four species of eared pheasants. ... Binomial name Crossoptilon crossoptilon (Hodgson,, 1838) The Szechuan White-eared Pheasant, Crossoptilon crossoptilon crossoptilon, is a galliform bird native to the Szechuan region of China. ... Binomial name Crossoptilon mantchuricum Swinhoe, 1863 The rarest member in the genus Crossoptilon, the Brown Eared Pheasant, Crossoptilon mantchuricum is dark brown pheasant of mountain forests of northern China. ... Binomial name Crossoptilon auritum Pallas, 1811 The Blue Eared Pheasant, Crossoptilon auritum is a large, up to 96cm long, dark blue-grey pheasant with velvet black crown, red bare facial skin, yellow iris, long white ear coverts behind the eyes and crimson legs. ... Binomial name Catreus wallichi (Hardwicke, 1827) The Cheer Pheasant, Catreus wallichi, also known as Wallichs Pheasant, is an endangered species of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Catreus (Cabanis, 1851). ... Binomial name Catreus wallichi (Hardwicke, 1827) The Cheer Pheasant, Catreus wallichi, also known as Wallichs Pheasant, is an endangered species of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Catreus (Cabanis, 1851). ... The genus Syrmaticus Wagler, 1832 consist of five long-tailed pheasants with short spurs and red facial skin. ... Binomial name Syrmaticus reevesii J.E. Gray, 1829 The Reevess Pheasant, Syrmaticus reevesii is a large, up to 210cm, pheasant with scaled golden body plumage, grey legs, brown iris and red skin around eye. ... Binomial name Syrmaticus ellioti Elliots Pheasant or the Chinese Barred-backed Pheasant, Syrmaticus ellioti, is one of of five species in the syrmaticus genus. ... Binomial name Syrmaticus mikado (Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) The Mikado Pheasant, Syrmaticus mikado, is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Syrmaticus soemmerringii Temminck, 1830 The Copper Pheasant, Syrmaticus soemmerringii is a large, up to 136cm, pheasant with rich copperry chestnut plumage, yellowish bill, brown iris and red facial skin. ... Species The genus Phasianus in the Pheasant family consists of (perhaps) a single species () with thirty subspecies recognised, twenty-nine on the Asian mainland and one on the island of Taiwan off the southern coast of China. ... Species The genus Phasianus in the Pheasant family consists of (perhaps) a single species () with thirty subspecies recognised, twenty-nine on the Asian mainland and one on the island of Taiwan off the southern coast of China. ... Binomial name Phasianus colchicus Linnaeus, 1758 The Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Species Golden Pheasant, Lady Amhersts Pheasant, Chrysolophus is a genus of the pheasant family of birds. ... Binomial name Chrysolophus pictus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. ... Binomial name Chrysolophus amherstiae (Leadbeater, 1829) The Lady Amhersts Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. ... The genus Polyplectron Temminck, 1813 of family Phasianidae consist of seven peacock-pheasants species. ... Binomial name Polyplectron chalcurum Lesson, 1831 The Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant, Polyplectron chalcurum also known as Sumatran Peacock Pheasant is a small, up to 56cm long, dark brown pheasant with dark grey legs, rather small head and long, narrow tail of sixteen feathers. ... Binomial name Polyplectron inopinatum Rothschild, 1903 The Mountain Peacock Pheasant, Polyplectron inopinatum also known as Rothschilds Peacock Pheasant or Mirror Pheasant is a medium-sized, up to 65cm long, blackish brown pheasant with small ocelli and long graduated tail feathers. ... Binomial name Polyplectron germaini Elliot, 1866 The Germains Peacock Pheasant, Polyplectron germaini is a medium-sized, up to 60cm long, brownish dark pheasant with finely spotted buff, short crest, bare red facial skin, brown iris and purplish blue ocelli on upperbody plumage and half of its tail of twenty... Binomial name Polyplectron bicalcaratum Linnaeus, 1758 The Grey Peacock Pheasant, Polyplectron bicalcaratum also known as Chinquis Peacock Pheasant is a large, up to 76cm long, greyish brown pheasant with finely spotted green ocelli, elongated bushy crest, bare pink or yellow facial skin, white throat, and grey iris, bill and legs. ... Binomial name Polypectron malacense Scopoli, 1786 Malayan Peacock Pheasant, Polypectron malacense, is locally known as burung Merak Pongsu. ... Binomial name Polyplectron schleiermacheri Bruggemann, 1877 The Bornean Peacock Pheasant, Polyplectron schleiermacheri is a medium-sized, up to 50cm long, rufous brown and black spotted pheasant with an elongated crest and nape feathers, black below and bare red skin around bluish iris eye. ... Binomial name Polyplectron emphanum Temminck, 1831 The handsomest and most peacock-like member of genus Polyplectron, the Palawan Peacock Pheasant, also known as Napoleon Peacock Pheasant is a medium sized bird with erectile crest and highly iridescence metallic green and black feathers. ... Binomial name Rheinardia ocellata Elliot, 1871 The Crested Argus, Rheinardia ocellata is a large, up to 235cm, pheasant with dark brown spotted black and buff plumage, pink bill, brown iris and blue skin around eye. ... The genus Argusianus Rafinesque, 1815 consist of two species of spectaculary plumaged pheasants with greatly elongated secondaries and central tail feathers. ... Binomial name Argusianus argus Linnaeus, 1766 A magnificent pheasant from the jungles of Borneo, Sumatra and Malay Peninsula, the Great Argus, Argusianus argus is a large brown plumaged pheasant with small blue head and neck, rufous red upper breast, and very long tail. ... Binomial name Argusianus bipunctatus Wood, 1871 A mysterious pheasant, the Double-banded Argus, Argusianus bipunctatus is known only from the portion of a single primary feather. ... Download high resolution version (1424x1052, 51 KB)Pheasant Fowling. ... Download high resolution version (1424x1052, 51 KB)Pheasant Fowling. ...

References

  • Beebe, William. 1918-22. A Monograph of the Pheasants. 1st edition in 4 volumes: H. F. Witherby, London. Reprint: 1990, Dover Publications.(4 volumes bound as 2). ISBN 0-486-26579-X and ISBN 0-486-26580-3. Republished as: Pheasants: Their Lives and Homes. 2 vols. 1926. Single volume edition: New York Zoological Society, 1936.)
  • Green-Armytage, Stephen. 2002. Extraordinary Pheasants.Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. Book ISBN 0-8109-1007-1.
  • Madge and McGowan, Pheasants, Partridges and Grouse ISBN 0-7136-3966-0

Charles William (Will) Beebe (July 29, 1877 – June 4, 1962) was an American naturalist, explorer, and author. ... This article is about the zoo, for the tv series see The Bronx Zoo (TV). ... Gnomes 30th Anniversary Edition from Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ...

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