12 Days of Birdorable

Birdorable's Festive Countdown: Day Nine with Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Nine Birdorable Lady Amherst's Pheasants

On the ninth day of Birdorable, my true love sent to me … 9 Lady Amherst's Pheasants! As we glide through our festive 12 Days of Birdorable celebration, today shines a spotlight on a breathtaking addition to our avian family—the Lady Amherst's Pheasant.

Embracing the spirit of "Nine Ladies Dancing" from the enchanting "The 12 Days of Christmas" carol, we introduce the Lady Amherst's Pheasant, a bird whose stunning plumage and elegant demeanor perfectly encapsulate the grace and beauty of dancers. Native to the forests and bamboo thickets of China, this exquisite bird, named after Countess Sarah Amherst, who was instrumental in bringing the species to attention in the 19th century, is a true masterpiece of nature.

The Lady Amherst's Pheasant is distinguished by its remarkable coloration and striking patterns. Males boast a dazzling array of colors, with a white, silver, blue, and green body, complemented by a red and yellow tail that is nothing short of spectacular. Females, while more subdued in their color palette, carry a beauty all their own with their elegantly patterned brown and white feathers.

Though originally from China, the allure of the Lady Amherst's Pheasant has led to the establishment of feral populations in various parts of the world, where they continue to captivate bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. 

Let the elegance and splendor of the Lady Amherst's Pheasant be a source of joy and wonder this holiday season. This is the ninth day of our 12 Days of Birdorable holiday event. Previously featured were:

Cute Pheasant Gifts


Spurwing Plover on December 23, 2015 at 6:10 PM wrote:
I saw a Lady Amherst Pheasant at someones place some years ago unfourtunatly he was molting at the time and did'nt have his colorfull feathers including his lang tail
Heather Richards on November 3, 2016 at 7:41 PM wrote:
Flip your hair and blow my mind! I love video games. 🎮. I am Heather Richards, the girl who thinks hair flips are pretty.
Heather Richards on November 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM wrote:
Heather Richards on November 30, 2016 at 2:01 PM wrote:
Nine hamsters dancing (Dip da dee da dee da do do)
Heather Richards on December 10, 2016 at 4:27 PM wrote:
Rearrange the letters in Amherst, you get hamster. Fun fact.
Spurwing Plover on May 23, 2022 at 10:34 PM wrote:
I saw one at some ones home however he was Molting at the time
Spurwing Plover on July 6, 2022 at 8:32 AM wrote:
But like with all Pheasents the Males are Colorful to attracted a mate

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