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Kalij Pheasant

Lophura leucomelanos (Latham, 1790)

The Kalij Pheasant, Lophura leucomelanos, is a pheasant found in forests and thickets, especially in the Himalayan foothills, from northern India to western Thailand. Males are rather variable depending on the subspecies involved, but all have an at least partially glossy bluish-black plumage, while females are overall brownish. Both sexes have a bare red face and greyish legs (the latter separating it from the red-legged Silver Pheasant). It is generally common and widespread, though three of its eastern subspecies (oatesi, lineata and crawfurdi) are considered threatened and moffitti is virtually unknown in the wild. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
  Lophura

Scientific:
  Lophura leucomelanos

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 2 p.633

Protonym:
  Phasianus leucomelanos

Avibase ID:
  A226EDC1D7B0B10B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A226EDC1

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 553882

Geographic range:

  • Lophura leucomelanos leucomelanos: Subtropical pine, sal, and moist temperate forests of Nepal
  • Lophura leucomelanos hamiltonii: Western Himalayas (Indus River to w Nepal)
  • Lophura leucomelanos melanota: Sikkim and w Bhutan
  • Lophura leucomelanos moffitti: Range unknown; possibly central Bhutan
  • Lophura leucomelanos oatesi: S Myanmar (Arakan Yoma Mountains)
  • Lophura leucomelanos lathami: E Bhutan and n India to Myanmar
  • Lophura leucomelanos williamsi: W Myanmar (east to Irrawaddy River)
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English:
Kalij Pheasant
Czech:
bažant kalij
German:
Kalifasan
Danish:
Kalijfasan
Spanish:
Faisán Kálij
Finnish:
teräsfasaani
French:
Faisan leucomèle
Italian:
Fagiano kalij
Japanese:
miyamahakkan
Japanese:
ミヤマハッカン
Dutch:
Nepalfazant
Norwegian:
Kalifasan
Polish:
kisciec nepalski
Portuguese:
Faisão-kalij
Russian:
Чёрная лофура
Slovak:
bažant čiernochrbtý
Swedish:
Kalijfasan
Ukrainian:
Лофур непальський
Chinese:
黑鹇


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Bengali: কালা মথুরা
Catalan: Faisà de Latham
Czech: bažant kalij, Bažant tmavý
Danish: Kalijfasan
German: Kalifasan, Nepalfasan
English: Kalij Pheasant, Nepal Kaleej pheasant
Spanish: Faisán de Nepal, Faisán Kalíj, Faisán Kálij
Spanish (Spain): Faisán Kálij
Estonian: terasfaasan
Finnish: Teräsfasaani
French: Faisan leucomèle
Hungarian: ördögfácán
Italian: Fagiano di Kalij, Fagiano kalij
Japanese: mi-yama hakkan, miyamahakkan
Japanese: ミヤマハッカン
Japanese (Kanji): 深山白鷴
Scientific: Gennaeus leucomelanos, Lophura leucomelana, Lophura leucomelanos, Lophura leucomelanos leucomelanos, Phasianus leucomelanos
Lithuanian: Juodoji lofura
Latvian: melnais fazāns
Malay: Burung Kuang Betawi
Dutch: Nepalfazant
Norwegian: Kalifasan
Polish: kisciec nepalski, kiściec nepalski
Pinyin: hēi-xián
Portuguese: Faisão-kalij
Russian: Гималайский Куриный Фазан, Гималайский фазан, чёрная лофура
Slovak: bažant ciernochrbtý, bažant čiernochrbtý
Swedish: Kalijfasan
Thai: ไก่ฟ้าหลังเทา
Thai (Transliteration): kày-fáa lăŋ-tʰaw
Turkish: Kalij Sülünleri
Ukrainian: Лофур непальський
Chinese: 黑鹇
Chinese (Traditional): 黑鷼

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