Classification and distribution - Lofloro of Sclater
Species: L. sclateri
Very rare species both in nature and in captivity. It is found in the mountain forests in southeastern China, northern Burma and northeastern India, at an altitude of between 2,500 and 4,200 meters.
The name commemorates the British zoologist Philip Lutley Sclater.
The male has a very colorful plumage, with purple-green iridescent feathers, the back of the neck and the front of the copper wings; the tail is white with a broad brown band. The female is dark brown, with a gianca throat.
It is about 65-70 cm long.
Loofoforo pair of Sclater Lophophorus sclateri (photo http://wiienvis.nic.in)
The diet is made up of mainly seeds and flowers. The female usually lays three to five eggs.
Lofoforo of Sclater Lophophorus sclateri (photo John Corder http://faisan-peru.blogspot.com)
Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco