French: Faisan de Lady Amherst German: Diamantfasan Spanish: Faisán de Lady Amherst
mountains of Cochinchina; error = Yunnan, in south China
NE Myanmar, extreme SE Tibet and from W Sichuan S to Yunnan and W Guizhou (S China).
Male 130–173 cm (tail 83–115 cm), 675–850 g; female 66–68 cm (tail 28–37 cm), 624–804 g; wingspan 70–85 cm. Male unmistakable,... read more
Similar to that of C. pictus; male gives loud, strident calls during breeding season,... read more
Inhabits wooded hills and bamboo, dense shrub patches and thickets; occurs principally between 2100... read more
Food and feeding
Two crops contained many earwigs of various species, spiders, small beetles and fern fronds; also bamboo sprouts, which appear to be a... read more
Data from C Yunnan (S China). Lays from mid Apr; males territorial in evergreen coniferous and secondary pine (Pinus armandi)... read more
Probably performs substantial altitudinal movements, given high altitudes at which occurs in summer... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Formerly considered Near Threatened. Based on intensive fieldwork in China and surveys elsewhere, total population... read more
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