Scientific classification - Syrmaticus spp.
Genus of pheasants composed of 5 species fairly common both in captivity and in nature, where they are distributed in various areas, mostly mountainous on the Asian continent.
Large birds, with evident sexual dimorphism and generally long tails in both sexes; they are famous for their intolerance towards their kin and, at certain times of the year, also for the breeder; they are extremely fiery and brutal with their females; however, they are among the most bred pheasants as meeting their food needs is quite simple and they are not affected much by the various climatic differences.
Male Elliot pheasant (photo http://www.backyardchickens.com)
Mikado pheasant Syrmaticus mikado (photo http://www.birdingintaiwan.org)