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Atlas of Pheasants: genus Lophura

Atlas of Pheasants: genus Lophura

Scientific classification - Lophura spp.

Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Lophura

Group of pheasants characterized by a rather quarrelsome and combative character, both towards their own kind and towards those who raise them.

Morphological characteristics

Medium-sized birds with evident sexual dimorphism are characterized by the presence of an evident mask of bare skin on the sides of the face.


Silver pheasant Lophura nycthemera (photo http://opencage.info)


Swinhoe pheasant Lophura swinhoii (photo PHD White http://carolinabirds.org)


Video: Animal Liberation Front kills thousands of pheasants (January 2022).