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Lady Amherst's Pheasant

CONSERVATION STATUS : LEAST CONCERN
COMMON EXTINCT
Classification:

Order: Galliformes
Genus & Species: Chrysolophus amherstiae     
Family: Phasianidae

Status:

Listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Range:

Asia: southwestern China, northern Burma, and southeastern Tibet. They have been introduced to parts of the United Kingdom.

Habitat:

High elevations of 6,000-15,000 feet in rocky mountain ridges. In areas that are barren except for growth of scrub bamboo and low growing shrubs.

Activity:

Diurnal, spending most of the day on the ground, foraging for food.

Diet:

Omnivorous, feeding on the ground for seeds, berries, roots, leaves, flowers, stems, buds, tubers, and insects.