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Bulwer's Pheasant

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  • Bucephala albeola
  • Ducks & Geese

About the Bulwer's Pheasant

Also known as: Bulwer's Fireback, Bulwer's Wattled Pheasant, White-tailed Wattled Pheasant, Wattled Pheasant
Bulwer's Pheasant is a wildly plumaged species of pheasant endemic to Borneo where they are found in highland tropical forest habitat. They are also known as Bulwer's Wattled Pheasant, Bulwer's Fireback, and White-tailed Wattled Pheasant.

Bulwer's Pheasants exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism. Males have an unmistakable plumage which includes a puffy long white tail and bright blue facial wattles. These blue wattles can be distended, as seen in our cute Birdorable version, during courtship rituals. Females have a mostly dull brown plumage, though they do exhibit blue facial skin.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 24 December 2015
Scientific Name Lophura bulweri
  • Galliformes
  • Phasianidae
  • Lophura
  • L. bulweri
Birdorable Family Grouse
Conservation Status Vulnerable
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 22 August 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
22 to 31 inches
32 to 63 ounces
Range Southeast Asia Asia


From IUCN Red List:
The Bulwer's Pheasant is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This pheasant is classified as Vulnerable because it is suspected to be declining rapidly owing to extensive and on-going habitat loss, compounded by hunting. It is also assumed to have a small population, which is likely to be experiencing increasingly severe fragmentation, particularly as it may be dependent on nomadic visits to lowland areas.

International Names

  • 鳞背鹇 (Chinese)
  • bažant Bulwerův (Czech)
  • Hvidhalet Fasan (Danish)
  • Bulwers Fazant (Dutch)
  • borneonfasaani (Finnish)
  • Faisan de Bulwer (French)
  • Bulwerfasan (German)
  • Fagiano di Bulwer (Italian)
  • オジロウチワキジ [ojirouchiwakiji] (Japanese)
  • Brudefasan (Norwegian)
  • kisciec modrolicy (Polish)
  • Faisão-de-rabo-branco (Portuguese)
  • Бульверова лофура (Russian)
  • Faisán Coliblanco (Spanish)
  • Bulwerfasan (Swedish)

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