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Classification and distribution - lofu of lHuys
Species: L. lhuysii
Extremely rare pheasant belonging to the genus Lophophorus, it is endemic to the forests of central areas of China, currently it seems that the only couple raised outside of China are found in the San Diego Zoo, California.
Pheasant with a marked sexual dimorphism, like all the lophophores, with the male having a green face, with the edge of the eyes blue, the red neck is clearing on the shoulder tending to orange, the tail and wings are blue-greenish, the back it is green and white, the beak is black, while the legs are gray; the female alternates shades of brown to cream, all speckled with black.
Male pheasant of lHuys Lophophorus lhuysii (photo www.oiseaux.net)
Difficult to see it in nature, in captivity it requires large, shady and rich in aviaries; it must be fed with a specific mixture for pheasants, integrated with fruit, vegetables and a few grains. It lays a few cream-colored mottled pink eggs.
Reproduction: April May
Hatching: 28 29 days
Number of eggs: 3 5
Pheasant female of lHuys Lophophorus lhuysii (photo www.faisanesdelmundo.com)
Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco