Silver Pheasant, free pictures of Silver pheasant with information

Silver Pheasant is a calm and showy bird. Its scientific name is Lophura nycthemera and belongs to the class ‘Aves’. In its natural state, this bird lives in a variety of habitat such as from evergreen, deciduous forests, mountain areas and grasslands. It is native to many parts of South East Asia including some parts of China and is an introduced species in many countries of the world. It is listed as Least Concern in IUCN list.

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RG144- Male Silver Pheasant

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RG145- Silver Pheasant, hyderabad zoo

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RG146- Wondering or Thinking

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RG147- female silver pheasant


Their Diet in the wild consists of grass, vegetables, fruits, seeds, grains, insects, worms etc. In captivity they can be fed on layer pellets, mixed grains, green vegetables, fruits etc. Clean drinking water should be provided daily.

Silver pheasant is large pheasant and can grow up to 60-120 cm in length, including a long tail which makes more than half of its length. The average weight is around 1-3 kg. Females are smaller than males. Most of the feathers on the upper parts of the male bird and the tail are white with some black markings. These markings are darker and the color is grayish in males of some of the sub species. The breast and under parts including those of the tail are bluish-black. It has a creamy white beak and the color of face is red while the legs are reddish pink. The females have shorter tail and are brownish in color. Females have a small red patch around the eye.

These birds attain maturity at two years of age, and normally the female lays over twenty eggs which are cream colored with a tinge of pink. Incubation period is around 24-26 days. The new born chicks are golden brown with some black lines and the color of under parts is buff.


The silver pheasant is commonly used in Avi culture and inter bred with some other species of pheasants, to produce hybrids. These birds can be tamed easily and will often come near their visitors to peck your hands or fingers ( expecting some grain or other food to be in your fist or hand)

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