Java; error = Japan.
May be conspecific with P. colchicus, but in Japan the latter apparently dies out when introduced in range of present species, as it seems unable to hybridize successfully; nevertheless, the two hybridize extensively in Hawaii, where both introduced. Differs from P. colchicus in its (in male) blackish-green underparts, neck and mantle, and greener rump feathering (4); differently patterned wing-coverts (1); (in female) more blotched and vermiculated underparts (2); and (in both sexes) shorter tail (1). Hybridization with Syrmaticus soemmerringii occasionally recorded in the wild. Proposed races kigis, maedius and nankaidi are included in robustipes, kiusiuensis in nominate, and affinis in tanensis. Four subspecies recognized.
Introduced to Hawaii.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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