I went to a serpitariam in Baños (look on a map to find it) and most of it was birds. Some of my favorites were the pheasants. But I had to choose just two to blog about. Here they are.
|Lady Amherst Pheasant|
First up is the lady Amherst pheasant. It’s endemic to southern china and northern Burma. They live in forest areas and bamboo thickets. They are thought to be uncommon but are not endangered.
It depends on the climate but normally May is when they breed. They usually have 6-12 eggs. It takes 23-24 days to incubate the eggs. They can breed with Golden Pheasants in captivity. They have no subspecies so you won’t get mixed up, and the golden pheasant is smaller and has very different plumage. They are very docile and can be kept with doves, small hook bills, and finches.
They live in grasslands, bamboo, evergreen and evergreen forests. I don’t know what their breeding season is but I know it’s the earliest. They lay 6-15 eggs. It takes 26-27 days to incubate the eggs. There are 15 subspecies so I don’t know what kind it was.
Many pheasants live on the earth but I only did two of all the birds in the world. Like you they are special in their own way. I hope you liked them.