Atlas of Pheasants: Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor

Atlas of Pheasants: Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor

Classification and distribution - Green pheasant

Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Phasianus
Species: P. versicolor

The green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor), widespread in captivity, is native to the islands of the Japanese archipelago.
Among the pheasants of the genre phasianus it is the smaller one.

Distinctive characters

The male has the body of a characteristic green color, head with purple hues, green tail with black streaks; the female is brown-ocher and has a darker plumage than the other females of the genus Phasianus; the green pheasant is divided into 3 subspecies:
- the progenitor green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor versicolor) also called southern versicolor pheasant
- the Northern Versicolor pheasant (Phasianus versicolor robusttipes) lighter than the previous one, with a lighter green belly and a gray / blue back
- the Pacific versicolor pheasant (Phasianus versicolor tanensis) with more gray back and blue-purple belly.

Green pheasant male Phasianus versicolor (photo Coniferconifer)


Behavior: lively and wild in nature, it does not lose its nature in captivity.
Reproduction: March / May.
Hatching: 25 days
Number of eggs: 15/20
Cohabitation: polygamy (1m-4 5f)

Green pheasants Phasianus versicolor (Fotohttp: //

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco

Video: Green pheasant Phasianus versicolor (October 2021).