Monday, 30 June 2014

Lophura nycthemera (Silver Pheasant) - Sikkim Bird

Lophura nycthemera (Silver Pheasant)
Venue: Himalayan Zoological Park,  Gangtok,  East Sikkim
Date: October 10, 2009
Pic: Shital Pradhan

Lophura nycthemera (Silver Pheasant)
Venue: Himalayan Zoological Park,  Gangtok,  East Sikkim
Date: October 10, 2009
Pic: Shital Pradhan




Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:              Aves
Order:             Galliformes
Family:           Phasianidae
Subfamily:     Phasianinae
Genus:            Lophura
Species:           L. nycthemera

Binomial name: Lophura nycthemera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other Names:  silver pheasant,

Special feature: The male is black and white, while the female is mainly brown. Both sexes have a bare red face and red legs (Source: Wikipedia)

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