Bar-tailed Pheasant

Hume's Bar-tailed Pheasant

Syrmaticus humiae

A young pair of Hume's Bartails
Photo courtesy of Alex Fredin

These high-altitude birds have a native range from 4,000-10,000 feet in the mountains of north Burma and the Naga Hills in northeastern India. Specimens have also been sighted in northern Thailand.

This pheasant was first bred in captivity in 1962. Since then it has reproduced fairly consistently. They gain their adult plumage in the first year. Clutch size is 6-11 eggs and incubation runs 27-28 days.


Bar-tailed Links:

Bar-tailed Pheasants at GBWF

Pheasant Ridge on Humes Bar-tailed Pheasant


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