Bar-tailed pheasant

This rare and little known pheasant is found throughout forested habitats in China, Pakistan, India, Burma and Thailand. The diet consists mainly of vegetation matters. The female lays three to twelve creamy white eggs in nest of leaves, twigs and feathers.

The Bar-tailed pheasant is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Pheasant or Bar-tailed Pheasant is a large, up to 90 cm long, forest pheasant with a greyish brown head, bare red facial skin, chestnut brown plumage, yellowish bill, brownish orange iris, white wingbars and metallic blue neck feathers. The male has a long greyish white, barred black and brown tail. The female is a chestnut brown bird with whitish throat, buff color belly and white-tipped tail. More

Pheasant or Bar-tailed Pheasant - is endemic to China, Myanmar, Thailand, as well as Northern Burma and Northeastern India. Their preferred habitat includes the forested mountain areas at 4,000 - 10,000 feet (~1200 - 3000 meter) elevation. The Hume's Pheasant is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to habitat destruction and hunting. As such, it is listed on Appendix I of CITES. More

Bar-tailed Pheasants at GBWF Pheasant Ridge on Humes Bar-tailed Pheasant - or back to Poultry Page - All text More

The Hume's Bar-tailed Pheasant lives at 4,000 to 10,000 feet (1,200 to 3,000 meters) in the mountains of northern Burma and northeastern India around the Naga Hills. They are an attractive 3 ~d colorful pheasant, with an intriguing habit of slightly fanning their tail outward as they walk with incredibly delicate steps. More

Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Syrmaticus
Species : humiae
Authority : (Hume, 1881)