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Atlas of Pheasants: Splendid lophophore Lophophorus impeyanus

Atlas of Pheasants: Splendid lophophore Lophophorus impeyanus

Classification and distribution - Lofoforo Splendido


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

Distinctive characters

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

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.
Cohabitation: monogamy.

Splendid lofoforo Lophophorus impyjanus

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco


Video: Himalayan Monal Male Bird - 4 (September 2021).