Atlas of Pheasants: Himalayan Pucrasia

Atlas of Pheasants: Himalayan Pucrasia

Scientific classification - Himalayan Pucrasia

Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Pucrasia
Species: P macrolopha macrolopha

Also known as the Koklass pheasant of the Himalayas, it is the most widespread and present in the breeding farms, in nature it is endemic to the mountains of the Himalayas, Nepal and China.

Morphological characteristics

The male has three black and brown tufts on the black head, the neck, chest and belly are brown, the sides of the body are brown with black stripes, the back is white variegated with black, the wings are light brown with black stripes, the short tail it is brown with white tip; the plumage of the female includes various shades of brown, streaked with black and white, both sexes have a white spot on the sides of the neck, beak and black eyes and gray legs. They complete the plumage and reach sexual maturity between the 1st and 2nd year of life.


Pheasant with a beautiful character, sociable and confident with those who look after it, even breeding is quite simple: it bears cold climates without difficulty and its diet is mainly vegetarian, in fact it likes vegetables and fruits of all kinds, alternatively you can feed it with a mixture for highly protein pheasants; on the other hand, the aviary must always be kept clean and dry and stagnation and muddy areas must be avoided as it can easily contract gastrointestinal diseases.

Reproduction: April June
Hatching: 27 days
Number of eggs: 25 30
Cohabitation - monogamy

Himalayan Pucrasia, couple (photo

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