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Salvadori's Pheasant
(Lophura inornata)

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Additional Information

Breeding Season:

Breeding Age:

Clutch Size: 2

Incubation Period:: 22 days

Description - Male: Small, short-tailed and crestless species, somewhat resembles crestless firebacks. Males are bluish-black overall with red facial skin and gray legs.

Description - Female: Females are chestnut-brown overall with buff streaks.

From what is known, hoogerwerfi males are believed to be dark like the inornata males; females are darker and lack the buff mottling of female .

Status in Captivity: Salvadori are very rare in private aviaries.

Misc Notes:

Interesting Facts: Common name originated from Tommaso Salvadori (1835-1923), an Italian ornithologist who was Vice Director of the Museum of Zoology at the University of Turin. The species was described by Salvadori in 1879. The species name inornata is latin for nonornamental.


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Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Delacour, J. 1977. The Pheasants of the World. 2nd ed., World Pheasant Association and Spur Publications, Hindhead, U.K.
  • Fuller, R.A. 2001. Pheasants: Status, Survey and Conservation Action Plan 200-2004. IUCN.
  • Johnsgard, P.A. 1999. The Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History. 2nd ed., Smithsonian Press, Washington D.C.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
  • Stattersfield, A.J., Crosby, M.J., Long, A.J., Wege, D.C. 1998. Endemic Bird Areas of the World, Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.


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