Scientific classification - Polyplectron katsumatae
Species: P. katsumatae
The rarest and most unknown of the spurs, it is endemic to the forests of the island of Hainan (China).
And the smallest of the spurs, (the males do not reach 60 cm) the two sexes are very similar:
they have an overall brownish color with a gray / silver chin and throat, a red face mask and green eyes which are large, numerous, with metallic reflections and edged in white, while in the female (of a smaller size than the male) they are few, small and more opaque. They complete the plumage in the first year, reaching sexual maturity in the 2nd year of life.
Pheasant whose habits little is known being rare in nature and little bred in captivity; those who have had the privilege to breed and observe it describe it as a bird fairly resistant to the cold and not too demanding from the food point of view, as its diet consists of a mixture for pheasants, fruit and insects.
Reproduction: March May
Hatching: 22 days
Number of eggs: 10 12 (2 for each brood)
Spurs of Hainan, couple (photo www.faisanesdelmundo.com)
Spurs of Hainan, male (photo www.faisanesdelmundo.com)
Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco