Atlas of Pheasants: Lofoforo of Sclater Lophophorus sclateri

Atlas of Pheasants: Lofoforo of Sclater Lophophorus sclateri

Classification and distribution - Lofloro of Sclater

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

Distinctive characters

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


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

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco

Video: Himalayan Monal Impeyan Lophophorus Impeyanus Still photos only (September 2021).