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Edward's Pheasant

(Lophura edwardsi)

        Originally discovered in 1895, nothing more was heard of them until 1923 when Dr. Delacour went on an expedition to central Vietnam. A number of pairs were trapped and a total of fifteen birds where shipped and successfully bred in the US.

Status in Captivity: Reasonable, but vulnerable due to inbreeding.

Full Adult Plumage: First Year

Egg Clutch Size: 4-7 Eggs

Incubation Period: 22 Days

Feeding Habits: Non vegetarian, grain products