French: Faisan scintillant German: Kupferfasan Spanish: Faisán cobrizo
Other common names:
Soemmerring’s Pheasant (soemmerringii),
Ijima Copper Pheasant (ijimae)
north Kyushu, Japan
Subspecies and Distribution
S. s. scintillans
(Gould, 1866) – Scintillant Pheasant – N & C Honshu (Japan).
S. s. intermedius
(Nagamichi Kuroda, 1919) – SW Honshu and Shikoku.
S. s. subrufus
(Nagamichi Kuroda, 1919) – SE & SW Honshu and SW Shikoku.
S. s. soemmerringii
(Temminck, 1830) – Copper Pheasant – N & C Kyushu.
S. s. ijimae
(Dresser, 1902) – White-rumped Pheasant – SE Kyushu.
Male 87·5–136 cm (tail 48–98 cm); female of race scintillans 51–55 cm (tail 14–21 cm); one male 900 g, one female 1300 g. Overlaps... read more
Apparently not very vocal, the call being a hoarse and indistinct “ko..ko..ko”. Males also wing-... read more
Occurs in coniferous forest, especially of Cryptomeria and cypress, and in mixed forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of acorns and seeds of Castanopsis, Machilus, Cleyera, Castanea and other forest trees;... read more
Little reliable information. Season from Mar in S, and Apr–May in N. Mating system not definitely known, with both monogamy and... read more
No information other than that in N Honshu species is reported to descend to lower altitudes in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. No information available on status other than that at one time species was very common, and nearly 1,000,000... read more
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