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Koklass
(Pucrasia macrolopha)

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Pucrasia macrolopha

Pucrasia macrolopha
Photo by Sara Whitby


Additional Information

Breeding Season: April to June.

Breeding Age: First year.

Clutch Size: 9-12

Incubation Period:: 26-27 days.

Description - Male:

Description - Female:

Status in Captivity: Uncommon.

Misc Notes: This species requires a spacious aviary with good drainage. Shrubs, small trees, logs, and other enrichment should be provided to keep this curious species occupied. Koklass are a monogamous species, with males often playing a role in rearing and protection. The make excellent natural parents if allowed to rear their own. Koklass are winter hardy, can tolerate quite cold temps, but must have shaded regions during the warmer months. Green food is very important to this species at all stages of life and should offered as often as possible.


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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.
  • Delacour, J. 1978. Pheasants: Their Care and Breeding. T.F.H. Publishing, Neptune, NJ.
  • De Schauensee, R.M. 1984. The Birds of China. Smithsonian Press, Washington D.C.
  • Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C., Inskipp, T. 2000. Birds of Nepal. Christopher Helm, London; Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
  • Howman, K. 1991. Pheasants of the World: Their Breeding and Management. Hancock House Publishers, Surrey, B.C. Canada.
  • 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.


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