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... Read more »
Lady Amherst'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.