Classification and distribution - Green pheasant
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.
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: //green.pheasants-for-sale.info)
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