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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Phasianidae.


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  • The region has the richest variety of pheasants and their relatives in the world, with around 25 species in total, including Lady Amherst pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae).

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Southwest China 2008

  • The pheasants are Blyth's tragopan (Tragopan blythii), Temminck's tragopan (Tragopan temminckii), ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), Lady Amherst's pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae), blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus), silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera), and Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi).

    Northern Indochina subtropical forests 2007

  • Local villagers earn money from tourists by posing in fictitious ethnic costumes that include pelts of red panda and feathers from Lady Amherst’s pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae.

    Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests 2007

  • The highly secretive and rarely emerging Lady Amherst’s pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) inhabits dense rhododendron and bamboo scrub.

    Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests 2007


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