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Lophura swinhoii (Swinhoe's Pheasant)

Synonyms: Lophura swinhoei

Wikipedia Abstract

Swinhoe's pheasant (Lophura swinhoii) is a bird of the pheasant subfamily in the fowl family Phasianidae. It is endemic to Taiwan. Along with the Mikado pheasant and Taiwan blue magpie, two other Taiwan endemics, the Swinhoe's pheasant is sometimes considered an unofficial national symbol for Taiwan as it bears the colours of the national flag (red, white and blue).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.86854
EDGE Score: 2.04602


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  20 %
Diet - Plants [1]  40 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  20 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  6
Incubation [2]  25 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
South Taiwan monsoon rain forests Taiwan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Taiwan subtropical evergreen forests Taiwan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kenting National Park II 78882 Taiwan

Prey / Diet

Damnacanthus indicus[2]
Ficus erecta[4]
Ficus montana (climbingfig)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Macaca cyclopis (Taiwan macaque)2
Pteropus dasymallus (Ryukyu flying fox)2
Pycnonotus sinensis (Light-vented Bulbul)1
Spodiopsar cineraceus (White-cheeked Starling)1
Zosterops japonicus (Japanese White-eye)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Al Bustan Zoological Center
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Auckland Zoological Park
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Dakota Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Guadalajara Zoo
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Garden
Kharkiv Zoo
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASA
Kyiv Zoological Park
Linton Zoological Gardens
Lotherton Bird Garden
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Moscow Zoological Park
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
Taipei Zoo
Tallinn Zoo
Tbilisi Zoo
The Pheasant Foundation (OHBG)
Tilgate Nature Centre
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Willow Park Zoo
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig


Southern Asia;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Jetz 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
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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