Classification and distribution - Chinese pheasant
Species: P. colchicus torquatus
The Chinese Pheasant (or Torquato Pheasant) is a species not very widespread in captivity; it originates from China.
The male has a relatively light plumage, tending to orange, with white eyebrows on the face mask and light gray wing coverts; the female is has a light brown plumage.
Chinese pheasant Phasianus colchicus torquatos (photo www.villagranaaviary.zoomshare.com)
Behavior: placid in nature, in captivity it shows itself among the most docile pheasants to breed.
Reproduction: March / May.
Hatching: 25 days.
Number of eggs: 15/21.
Cohabitation: polygamy (1m-3 4f).
Chinese pheasant Phasianus colchicus torquatos (photo http://digitalgallery.nypl.org)
Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco