Elliot's Pheasant

Syrmaticus ellioti

An Elliot's male
Photo courtesy of Josh Hoffman

Native to eastern China, where it is endangered in the wild, the Elliot's Pheasant is not an easy bird to breed. The males are exceedingly pugnacious toward the females and the breeding pen should have lots of cover. It sometimes helps to clip one wing on the cock bird.

Elliot's gain their adult pumage in the first year. A normal clutch is 6-8 eggs and the incubation period is 25 days.

Elliot's Links:

The Tragopan Pheasantry on Elliot's

Dan Cowell's page on the Elliot's

Elliot's at Roman's Acres

Pheasant Ridge

A female Elliot's Pheasant
Photo courtesy of Josh Hoffman

Another Elliot's cock

A young pair of Elliot's

A young male

Another shot of the same male



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