French: Faisan de Hume German: Burmafasan Spanish: Faisán de Hume
Other common names: Hume's Pheasant
A.O. Hume, 1881,
Manipur, north-eastern India.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. h. humiae
(A.O. Hume, 1881) – mountains of extreme NE India (Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and perhaps Arunachal Pradesh) E to R Irrawaddy in NW Myanmar.
S. h. burmanicus
(Oates, 1898) – S China (SW Yunnan, W Guangxi and extreme SW Guizhou) and E Myanmar (E of R Irrawaddy) S to NW Thailand.
Male c. 90 cm (tail 40–53·5 cm), 975–1080 g; female c. 60 cm (tail c. 19·5–20 cm), 650–850 g. Distinctive upperwing pattern and blackish... read more
Vocalizations apparently similar to S. ellioti including a loud contact “chuck... read more
Inhabits open oak–pine forests with scattered clearings above c. 1200 m in Thailand. Occurs... read more
Food and feeding
In China, race burmanicus recorded eating fruits, seeds, leaves, buds and roots of more than 40 plant species, including Pinus... read more
Lays Mar; in Guangxi, pairing in early Mar, and mating seen in forest glades. Mating system unclear, but polygamy suggested. Nests of dried... read more
Stated to move uphill to breed, but altitudinal limits in each season not reported.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, but was formerly regarded as Vulnerable. Mace Lande: humiae endangered, although this based on an... read more
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