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Lophura edwardsi (Edwards's Pheasant; Edward's Pheasant)

Wikipedia Abstract

Edwards's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) is a bird of the pheasant family Phasianidae and is endemic to the rainforests of Vietnam. It is named after the French ornithologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards and first described to science in 1896 The bird's length is 58–65 centimetres (23–26 in) and has red legs and facial skin. The male is mainly blue-black with a crest, and the female is a drab brown bird. Edwards′s pheasant is almost identical to the similarly sized Vietnamese pheasant, which it overlaps with throughout its range. The male bird however lacks the white tail feathers of that species. The alarm call is a puk!-puk!-puk!.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Lophura edwardsi

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.38808
EDGE Score: 3.99285


Clutch Size [2]  5
Incubation [1]  21 days
Top 100 Endangered [3]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Northern Annamites rain forests Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Vietnam lowland rain forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern Annamites montane rain forests Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bach Ma Vietnam A1, A2
Dakrong Vietnam A1
Phong Dien Vietnam A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Al Bustan Zoological Center
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Artis Zoo
Bharat Ratna Pandit Gobind Ballabh
Birdland Park & Gardens
Blackbrook Zoological Park
City of Belfast Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark 'De Vleut' (Zoo Best)
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Harewood Bird Garden at Leeds
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Kishinev Zoopark
Lotherton Bird Garden
Lucknow Zoological Park
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Mulhouse Zoo
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
Niabi Zoo
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens Yokohama
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Parc Zoologique de Tregomeur
Parque Ornitologico de Lourosa
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Riga Zoo
Saitama Children's Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Sunset Zoo
Tata Steel Zoological Park
Terra Natura S.A.
The Pheasant Foundation (OHBG)
Thoiry Zoological Park
Tilgate Nature Centre
Trotter's World of Animals
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wingham Wildlife Park
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Decin - Pastyrska Stena
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen

Range Map

Southern Asia;



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
3Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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