Welcome Guest

Silver Pheasant

Lophura nycthemera (Linnaeus, C 1758)

The silver pheasant is a species of pheasant found in forests, mainly in mountains, of mainland Southeast Asia and eastern and southern China, with an introduced population on Victoria Island in Nahuel Huapi Lake, Neuquén, Argentina. The male is black and white, while the female is mainly brown. Both sexes have a bare red face and red legs. It is common in aviculture, and overall also remains common in the wild, but some of its subspecies are rare and threatened. Source: Wikipedia




(0 votes)
Photo powered by flickr.com.


Classification
Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
   Lophura
Scientific:
  Lophura nycthemera


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.159

Protonym:
  Phasianus nycthemerus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727066


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  69DAB4A8EDDADB7F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-69DAB4A8

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
  • Show more...
English:
Silver Pheasant
Czech:
bažant stříbrný
Danish:
Sølvfasan
German:
Silberfasan
Spanish:
Faisán Plateado
Finnish:
hopeafasaani
French:
Faisan argenté
Hungarian:
ezüstfácán
Italian:
Fagiano argentato
Japanese (romaji):
hakkan
Japanese:
ハッカン
Lithuanian:
Sidabrinis fazanas
Dutch:
Zilverfazant
Norwegian:
Sølvfasan
Polish:
kisciec srebrzysty
Portuguese:
Faisão-prateado
Russian:
Серебряная лофура
Slovak:
bažant strieborný
Swedish:
Silverfasan
Chinese:
白鹇
Chinese (Traditional):
白鷼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera)
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Silver Pheasant ( Lophura nycthemera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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

Your sightings

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2  3 

Highlight taxa in a checklist (shown in red)

Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Czech: Bažant stríbrný, bažant stříbrný
Danish: Sølvfasan
German: Silberfasan
English: Silver Pheasant
Esperanto: Arĝenta fazano
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 (romaji): hakkan
Japanese: ハッカン
Japanese (Kanji): 白鷴
Kazakh: күміс қырғауыл
Kirghiz: күмүш кыргоол
Scientific: Gennaeus nycthemerus, Lophura nycthemera, Lophura nycthemera nycthemera, Phasianus nycthemerus
Lithuanian: Sidabrinis fazanas
Mongolian: хөх хадан хараа
Malay: Burung Kuang Perak
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): хөх хадан хараа
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
Uzbek: кумушсимон қирғовул
Vietnamese: Gà lôi, Gà lôi trắng, Gà lôi vằn, Gà tiền mặt đò, Trĩ bạc
Chinese: 白鷴, 白鹇
Chinese (Traditional): 白鷼

Avibase has been visited 352,987,152 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy