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Kalij Pheasant

(Lophura leucomelana)

   

    The Kalij Pheasants are primarily forest dwelling birds with some occupying dense jungles. They inhabit the southern foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and range from Pakistan in the west, across northern India and Nepal through upper Burma.

    The Kalij have generally proved hardy and easy to breed in captivity.

 

Status In Captivity: Vulnerable to Rare

Full Adult Plumage: First Year

Egg Clutch Size: 9-15 Eggs

Incubation Period: 24-25 Days

Feeding Habits: Standard Pheasant Feed