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Silver Pheasant

Lophura nycthemera (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera) is a species of pheasant found in forests, mainly in mountains, of mainland Southeast Asia, and eastern and southern China, with introduced populations in Hawaii and various locations in the US mainland. The male is black and white, while the female is mainly brown. Both sexes have a bare red face and red legs (the latter separating it from the greyish-legged Kalij Pheasant). It is common in aviculture, and overall also remains common in the wild, but some of its subspecies (notably whiteheadi from Hainan, engelbachi from southern Laos, and annamensis from southern Vietnam) are rare and threatened. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
  Lophura

Scientific:
  Lophura nycthemera

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.159

Protonym:
  Phasianus nycthemerus

Avibase ID:
  69DAB4A8EDDADB7F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/69DAB4A8

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176083

Geographic range:

  • Lophura nycthemera nycthemera: S China (Guangdong and Guangxi) to n Vietnam
  • Lophura nycthemera annamensis: Montane forests of s Vietnam
  • Lophura nycthemera beaulieui: S-central China (se Yunnan) to n Laos and n Vietnam
  • Lophura nycthemera beli: Central Vietnam (e slope of Annamitic Mountains)
  • Lophura nycthemera berliozi: Central Vietnam (w slope of Annamitic Mountains)
  • Lophura nycthemera engelbachi: S Laos (Bolavens Plateau)
  • Lophura nycthemera fokiensis: SE China (nw Fujian and (?) Zhejiang
  • Lophura nycthemera omeiensis: S-central China (s Sichuan)
  • Lophura nycthemera rufipes: Highlands of n Myanmar (Northern Shan States)
  • Lophura nycthemera whiteheadi: Hainan (s China)
  • Lophura nycthemera ripponi: Highlands of n Myanmar (Southern Shan States)
  • Lophura nycthemera occidentalis: S-central China (nw Yunnan) and ne Myanmar
  • Lophura nycthemera rongjiangensis: S-central China (se Guizhou)
  • Lophura nycthemera lewisi: Mountains of sw Cambodia and se Thailand
  • Lophura nycthemera jonesi: Myanmar to sw China (sw Yunnan) and central Thailand
  • Lophura nycthemera lineata: S Myanmar (east of Irrawaddy River) to nw Thailand
  • Lophura nycthemera crawfurdii: SE Myanmar (Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand
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English:
Silver Pheasant
Czech:
bažant stříbrný
German:
Silberfasan
Danish:
Sølvfasan
Spanish:
Faisán Plateado
Finnish:
hopeafasaani
French:
Faisan argenté
Italian:
Fagiano argentato
Japanese:
hakkan
Japanese:
ハッカン
Dutch:
Zilverfazant
Norwegian:
Sølvfasan
Polish:
kisciec srebrzysty
Portuguese:
Faisão-prateado
Russian:
Серебряная лофура
Slovak:
bažant strieborný
Swedish:
Silverfasan
Chinese:
白鹇


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Faisan argenté ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Faisan argenté ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lophura nycthemera [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Lophura [nycthemera or leucomelanos] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Czech: Bažant stríbrný, bažant stříbrný
Danish: Sølvfasan
German: Silberfasan
English: Silver Pheasant
Spanish: Faisán Plateado
Spanish (Argentine): Faisán plateado
Estonian: hõbefaasan
Finnish: Hopeafasaani
French: Faisan argenté
Irish: Piasún liathgheal
Hebrew: פסיון כסף
Hungarian: ezüstfácán
Italian: Fagiano argentato
Japanese: hakkan
Japanese: ハッカン
Japanese (Kanji): 白鷴
Scientific: Gennaeus nycthemerus, Lophura nycthemera, Lophura nycthemera nycthemera, Phasianus nycthemerus
Lithuanian: Sidabrinis fazanas
Malay: Burung Kuang Perak
Dutch: Zilverfazant
Norwegian: Sølvfasan
Polish: Bażant srebrzysty, kisciec srebrzysty, kiściec srebrzysty
Pinyin: bái-xián
Portuguese: Faisão-prateado
Russian: Серебристый Куриный Фазан, Серебристый фазан, Серебряная лофура, серебряный фазан
Slovak: Bažant strieborný
Swedish: Silverfasan
Thai: ไก่ฟ้าสีเงิน, ไก่ฟ้าหลังขาว
Thai (Transliteration): kài-fáa sĭi-ŋeun, kày-fáa lăŋ-kʰăaw
Turkish: Gümüş Sülün
Vietnamese: Gà lôi, Gà lôi trắng, Gà lôi vằn, Gà tiền mặt đò, Trĩ bạc
Chinese: 白鷴, 白鹇
Chinese (Traditional): 白鷼

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