Bar-tailed Pheasant

a.k.a. Hume's Bar-tailed Pheasant

Syrmaticus humiae

A Hume's Pheasant cock
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

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

A young pair of Hume's Bar-tails
Photo courtesy of Alex Fredin



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