Venerated Pheasant

Syrmaticus reevesii

The male is a bird with bright white gold plumage and gold through the body, gray legs, brown iris, and red skin around the eyes. The head is white with a narrow black band across its eyes. The male has an extremely long silver tail. This pheasant is mentioned in the 2008 Guinness World Records for having the largest natural tail feathers of any bird species; a record previously held by the argus pheasant. It can measure up to 2.4 meters long. The female is a Brown-colored bird with, a yellow and brown face with gray tail feathers.


These are typically terrestrial birds, but they roost in trees at night. Like This pheasant is a hardy bird that can tolerate both hot and cold weather.



Social life






The egg-laying takes place mainly from March to May. The eggs are laid on the ground and consist of 10 to 12 eggs, They prefer higher ground for nesting. The female has a clutch of 7-14 eggs in April or May; the incubation period is 24-25 days. Venerated pheasants are often aggressive towards humans, animals, and other pheasants, especially during the breeding season.

Class: Birds

Order: Galliformes

Family: Phasianidae


70 – 210 cm


0.95 – 1.5 Kg



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