Classification and distribution - Lofoforo Splendido
Species: L. impeyanus
Rather rare bird in captivity, in nature it lives in the dense forests of the Himalayas where it lives between 2000 and 4000 meters above sea level.
Pretty corpulent pheasant, it can be from 60 to 80 cm long; it is called splendid for the plumage of the male which looks like a palette of colors: green, red, blue, yellow, black ... with metallic reflections; the tail is short, it has a tuft of feathers on its head which it carries upright without touching the nape; the female is instead brown with a white throat.
They reach full plumage and sexual maturity in the second year of life.
Gorgeous Lofoforo couple Lophophorus impyjanus (photo http://wiienvis.nic.in)
Behavior: elusive bird in nature, it becomes docile in captivity so much to eat from the hand of the breeder.
Reproduction: April / May.
Hatching: 28 days.
Number of eggs: 5 14.
Splendid lofoforo Lophophorus impyjanus
Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco