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Silver Pheasant [nycthemera]

Lophura nycthemera [nycthemera] (= Lophura nycthemera 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




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.159

Protonym:
  Phasianus nycthemerus

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/178/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  D793F5FE02243325

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D793F5FE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D793F5FE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 678023

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
  • Show more...
English:
Silver Pheasant [nycthemera]
French:
Faisan argenté [nycthemera]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Silver Pheasant [nycthemera] ( Lophura nycthemera [nycthemera])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Lophura nycthemera [nycthemera or crawfurdi]

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Afrikaans: Silwerfisant
Belarusian: Серабрысты бажан
Bulgarian: Сребърен фазан
Breton: Fazan gris
Catalan: Faisà argentat
Czech: bažant stříbrný
Welsh: Ffesant arian
Danish: Sølvfasan
German: Silberfasan
Greek: Αργυρoφασιαvός
English: Silver Pheasant, Silver Pheasant (nominate group), Silver Pheasant [nominate group], Silver Pheasant [nominate], Silver Pheasant [nycthemera]
English, HBW: Silver Pheasant
English (IOC): Silver Pheasant
English (United States): Silver Pheasant
Esperanto: Arĝentfazano
Spanish: Faisán Plateado
Spanish (Argentine): Faisán plateado
Spanish (Spain): Faisán Plateado
Spanish (HBW): Silver Pheasant
Estonian: hõbefaasan
Finnish: hopeafasaani
French: Faisan argenté, Faisan argenté [nycthemera]
Frisian: Sulverfazant
Irish: Piasún liathgheal
Galician: Faisán prateado
Hebrew: פסיון כסוף, פסיון כסף
Croatian: srebrni fazan
Hungarian: ezüstfácán
Icelandic: Silfurfasani
Italian: Fagiano argentato
Japanese (romaji): hakkan
Japanese: ハッカン
Japanese (Kanji): 白鷴
Scientific: Gennaeus nycthemerus, Lophura nycthemera, Lophura nycthemera [nycthemera], Lophura nycthemera nycthemera, Lophura nycthemerus, Phasianus nycthemerus
Luxembourgish: Sëlwerfasan
Lithuanian: Sidabrinė lofura, Sidabrinis fazanas
Latvian: Sudraba fazāns
Malay: Burung Kuang Perak
Dutch: Zilverfazant
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sølvfasan
Norwegian: Sølvfasan
Polish: kisciec srebrzysty, kiściec srebrzysty
Pinyin: bái-xián
Portuguese: faisão-prateado
Portuguese (Portugal): faisão-prateado
Rhaeto-Romance: Fasan d’argient
Romanian: Fazan argintiu
Russian: Серебристый фазан, Серебряная лофура, Серебряный фазан
Northern Sami: Silbafasána
Slovak: Bažant strieborný
Slovenian: Srebrni fazan
Albanian: Fazan i argjëntë
Serbian: Srebrni fazan
Swedish: Silverfasan
Thai: ไก่ฟ้าสีเงิน, ไก่ฟ้าหลังขาว
Thai (Transliteration): kài-fáa sĭi-ŋeun, kày-fáa lăŋ-kʰăaw
Turkish: Gümüş Sülün
Ukrainian: Лофур сріблястий
Vietnamese: Gà lôi, Gà lôi trắng, Gà lôi vằn, Trĩ bạc
Chinese: 白鷴, 白鹇
Chinese (Traditional): 白鷴, 白鷼

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