French: Faisan d’Elliot German: Elliotfasan Spanish: Faisán de Elliot
mountains near Ningpo, Zhejiang, China
SE China from Jiangsu and Anhui S through Zhejiang, Fujian and Hunan to E & S Guizhou and Guangxi.
Male c. 80 cm (tail 39–47 cm), 1044–1317 g; female c. 50 cm (tail 17–19·5 cm), 726–1090 g. Whitish-grey (male) or fulvous-grey (female) hood... read more
Displaying male wing-whirrs (relatively quietly though audible at some distance) followed by... read more
Evergreen broadleaved forest (Lithocarpus, Cyclobalanopsis, etc.), mixed... read more
Food and feeding
Reported to feed on seed pods, seeds, berries and leaves of various species; a few ants constitute the only animal material known. Most... read more
In W Zhejiang, laying from mid Mar to late May. Display (e.g. wing-whirring) performed in early morning and early afternoon. Mating system... read more
Believed to be sedentary; genetic evidence suggests that males disperse further than females from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Mace Lande: vulnerable. CITES I. Currently considered Near Threatened. Occurs in areas of SE China with dense human population, but recently found to... read more
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