French: Faisan de Swinhoe German: Swinhoefasan Spanish: Faisán de Swinhoe
Mountains of C Taiwan.
Male c. 79 cm (tail 41–50 cm); female c. 50 cm (tail 20–22 cm); unsexed c. 1100 g. Male mostly blackish blue, with glossy green feather fringes to upperwing-... read more
Often silent, even when disturbed: gives a rather high, sharp, incisive sucking sound, sometimes in... read more
Inhabits both primary and mature secondary hardwood forest with dense undergrowth, from 300 m up to... read more
Food and feeding
Very varied diet, including acorns, berries, flower buds, leaves and other plant materials; also earthworms, millipedes and termites and... read more
Peak laying probably in Mar–May, unusually Feb, but some reports as late as Oct. Mating system not certainly known; polygamy... read more
No information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened; previously categorized as Vulnerable. Mace Lande: safe. CITES I. Due to secretive nature of this, and other... read more
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