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About the Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Also known as: Chinese Cooper Pheasant, Lady Amhurst's Pheasant

The Lady Amherst's Pheasant is a beautiful, wildly colored bird of the pheasant family. Lady Amherst's Pheasants are native to parts of China and Myanmar. There are feral populations elsewhere, including England.

Male Lady Amherst's Pheasants have extremely beatuiful plumage, with a black and silver head, an extremely long grey tail. Their body feathers range from black to white and red, blue, green, and yellow.

The Lady Amherst's Pheasant is named after the wife of explorer William Pitt Amherst, who first shipped the bird to the west for science.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 09 December 2010
Scientific Name Chrysolophus amherstiae
  • Galliformes
  • Phasianidae
  • Chrysolophus
  • C. amherstiae
Birdorable Family Grouse
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • 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 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
39 to 47 inches
Range East Asia

International Names

  • bažant diamantový (Czech)
  • Amherstfasan (Danish)
  • Lady-amherstfazant (Dutch)
  • platinafasaani (Finnish)
  • Faisan de Lady Amherst (French)
  • Diamantfasan (German)
  • Fagiano di Lady Amherst (Italian)
  • ギンケイ (ginkei) (Japanese)
  • Diamantfasan (Norwegian)
  • bazant diamentowy (Polish)
  • фазан леди Амхерст (Russian)
  • Faisán de Lady Amherst (Spanish)
  • Diamantfasan (Swedish)

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