Family Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse (Phasianidae)

Vulnerable

Bulwer's Pheasant (Lophura bulweri)


Taxonomy

French: Faisan de Bulwer German: Bulwerfasan Spanish: Faisán coliblanco
Other common names: Wattled Pheasant
Taxonomy:

Lobiophasis Bulweri

Sharpe

, 1874,

Lawas Mountains, Sarawak

.

Formerly placed in genus Lobiophasis, but recent genetic work found no evidence that Lophura as currently constituted is polyphyletic#R. The same work identified five clades within Lophura, one of which is formed by the present species alone#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Inland Borneo.

Descriptive notes

Male 77–80 cm (tail 45–46 cm), 1470–1800 g; female c. 55 cm (tail 17·5–19 cm), two birds 916 and 1004 g. Inconspicuous crimson eyering and blue... read more

Voice

Vocalizations very poorly known in wild. Territorial call shrill, piercing cry (regarded as being... read more

Habitat

Recorded in submontane areas of mixed dipterocarp forest, bamboo areas on old landslips and ... read more

Food and feeding

Omnivorous; judging by gut contents, ants and termites would seem to predominate; other food items recorded include small crickets, other... read more

Breeding

Indirect evidence suggests long season: immatures collected in Aug, implying egg laying in Apr; courtship seen in Jul. Mating pattern... read more

Movements

No information available, although some observers have suggested that the species is somewhat... read more

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Mace Lande: vulnerable. Few reliable data, but based on anecdotal information and estimated range area, population may be in the order of 2500–10,000... read more

Recommended citation

McGowan, P.J.K. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Bulwer's Pheasant (Lophura bulweri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53498 on 18 January 2018).