Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

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Scientific Name
Chrysolophus amherstiae

Type
Bird

Lifespan
7-12 years

Size
Females: 30 inches
Males: 50-60 inches

Average Weight
1.5 lbs

Group Name
Nye

Group Size
1-2

Name of Young
Chick

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We Are:Common

Did you know?

  • Males of this species are larger and more ornate then the females. A male’s tail accounts for nearly 30 inches of its total length. Female Lady Amherst’s pheasants are smaller and mottled brown in color.
  • Lady Amherst’s pheasants are named after Lady Sarah Amherst. She was the wife of the Governor General of Bengal, and she was responsible for introducing them to London.
  • Lady Amherst’s pheasants are slightly larger than golden pheasants. The two species are closely related and can interbreed and produce fertile offspring.

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