Silver Pheasant – Карельский зоопарк

Silver Pheasant

Class: Birds

Order: Galliformes

Family: Phasianidae

Weight: 1.13 to 2 kg

Height: 20-25 cm

Body length: Approximately 100 cm

Color: Male: glossy white with blue-black markings; Female: white with brown, black, and olive-brown tones

Age of sexual maturity: 1-2 years

Gestation period: 3-4 weeks

Lifespan: 10-15 years

Habitat: Found in southeastern China

Diet: Fresh and dried greens, insects, vegetable and fruit peels

Did you know?

  • Silver pheasants communicate with each other using sounds. They often whistle and chirp loudly, and also cluck and grunt during courtship.
  • Silver pheasants have excellent hearing and vision, which helps them detect predators.
  • To maintain body temperature during the summer, they breathe very rapidly.