Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera)


The Silver Pheasant is a large majestic pheasant native to China and southeast Asia. There are 15 subspecies that live in a diversity of habitats from grasslands to forests. It is well established and a very popular aviary bird.














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  • Altitudinal differences in habitat use by Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi and Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand - © 2009 World Pheasant Association. International Journal of Galliformes Conservation, 1, 18-22
  • Changes in the Status of Lophura Pheasants in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand: A Response to Warming Climate? - © 2007 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2007 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
  • Comparison of roosting habitat characteristics of two sympatric pheasants during springtime at Dazhong Mountain, southwestern China - © Chinese Birds 2010, 1(2):132-140
  • Hybrid origin of the Imperial Pheasant Lophura imperialis (Delacour and Jabouille, 1924) demonstrated by morphology, hybrid experiments, and DNA analyses - © Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2003, 80, 573-600.
  • Mitochondrial DNA diversification among the subspecies of the Silver and Kalij Pheasants, Lophura nycthemera and L. leucomelanos, Phasianidae - © 2003 British Ornithologists' Union, Ibis, 145 (online), E1-E11
  • Phylogeography of Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera across China: Aggregate effects of refugia, introgression and riverine barriers - © 2013 Dong, Lu & Heckel, Gerald & Liang, Wei & Zhang, Yanyun. Molecular Ecology. 22. 10.1111/mec.12315.


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