Thursday, February 28, 2013

Swinhoe's Pheasant

A large blackish-blue pheasant.  Short white crest; upper back and elongated central tail feathers silvery-white.  Scapulars purple-maroon.  Plumage generally velvety-black, glossed with iridescent blue-green scaling on upper-parts and streaks on underparts.  Facial area and wattles are red. Female:  Smaller; general plumage grayish-brown with fine barring on wings.  Wings and tail dark chestnut.  Lacks crest and has reduced red facial wattles.  Underparts cinnamon with black barring.  Iris, brown; bill, yellowish-horn; legs, red.

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