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Chrysolophus amherstiae (Lady Amherst's Pheasant)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lady Amherst's pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) is a bird of the order Galliformes and the family Phasianidae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek khrusolophos, "with golden crest". The English name and amherstiae commemorates Sarah Countess Amherst, wife of William Pitt Amherst, Governor General of Bengal, who was responsible for sending the first specimen of the bird to London in 1828.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.98565
EDGE Score: 1.78937


Adult Weight [1]  1.63 lbs (740 g)
Birth Weight [2]  30 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  40 %
Diet - Plants [3]  50 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [5]  7
Clutches / Year [6]  1
Incubation [4]  24 days
Maximum Longevity [4]  19 years
Wing Span [6]  31 inches (.78 m)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Celtic broadleaf forests Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests  
Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
English Lowlands beech forests United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Kayah-Karen montane rain forests Myanmar, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests China, India, Bhutan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeast Tibet shrub and meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ailaoshan Nature Reserve V 332544 Yunnan, China  
Baimaxueshan Nature Reserve V 462837 Yunnan, China  
Changshanerhai Nature Reserve V 139448 Yunnan, China  
Daweishan Nature Reserve V 122415 Yunnan, China  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site 2416001 Yunnan, China      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No

Prey / Diet

Coriaria nepalensis[1]
Vaccinium sprengelii[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Naemorhedus goral (goral)1


Parasitized by 
Cyrnea colini <Unverified Name>[7]
Heterakis bonasae <Unverified Name>[7]
Heterakis isolonche[7]
Subulura amherstii <Unverified Name>[7]
Tetrameres fissispina <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Auckland Zoological Park
Bannerghatta Biological Park
Beale Park
Bharat Ratna Pandit Gobind Ballabh
Biological Park Itanagar
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Brooklands Zoo
Chahinkapa Zoo
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Drayton Manor Park Zoo
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Exmoor Zoological Park
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Gladys Porter Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hansenberg Organia
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kazan Zoological & Botanical Garden
Kharkiv Zoo
Kishinev Zoopark
Kyiv Zoological Park
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Lotherton Bird Garden
Lucknow Zoological Park
Melbourne Zoo
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miami Metrozoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Nakhon Ratchasima Zool. Park
Niabi Zoo
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens Yokohama
North of England Zoological Society
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Ocean Park Corporation
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Olmense Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque Ornitologico de Lourosa
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Prospect Park Zoo
Racine Zoological Gardens
Ragunan Zoological Park
Riga Zoo
Rodbaston College
Safari West
San Diego Zoo
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Seneca Park Zoo
Staten Island Zoo
Taipei Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Tbilisi Zoo
The Pheasant Foundation (OHBG)
Tilgate Nature Centre
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Virginia Safari Park & Preserv Ctr,Inc
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Wildlife World Zoo
Willow Park Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Yokohama Zool. Gardens
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Boise
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora


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.
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4Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000
5Jetz 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
6British Trust for Ornithology
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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