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Copper Pheasant

(Syrmaticus soemmerringi)

In Japan, their country of origin, some 700,000 Copper Pheasant are shot each year. They are bred in pheasant farms in quite large numbers.They are a handsome bird and the sun shining on a cock Copper Pheasant when he is puffed up during the breeding season is spectacular

Status In Captivity: Poor outside Japan

Full Adult Plumage: First Year

Egg Clutch Size:6-12 Eggs

incubation Period: 25 Days

Feeding Habits: Normal Pheasant Diet