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Atlas of Pheasants: Chinese pheasant Phasianus colchicus torquatos

Atlas of Pheasants: Chinese pheasant Phasianus colchicus torquatos

Classification and distribution - Chinese pheasant


Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Phasianus
Species: P. colchicus torquatus

The Chinese Pheasant (or Torquato Pheasant) is a species not very widespread in captivity; it originates from China.

Distinctive characters

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

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


Video: Silver Pheasant drumming (September 2021).