IUCN red list status:
Critically Endangered

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Vietman Pheasant

About the Vietman Pheasant

The Vietnamese Pheasant is native only to Vietnam. This species of pheasant lives in dense, close canopied, evergreen forests along streams in the lowlands of a small region of central Vietnam. In the wild, Vietnamese pheasants eat mainly berries, seeds and leaves as well as a few insects. 

Males are dark blue with green feathers on their wings, while females are dark brown with red legs and faces. During the breeding season the male displays to females by raising his crest, fluffing up his plumage on his back and beating his wings very rapidly. The female lays her eggs in a nest which consists of a simple scrape in the ground.

Did you know?

These critically endangered pheasants are extremely secretive birds and very little is known about their behaviour in their natural environment. In fact, they’re so secretive they were believed to have been extinct in the wild, and were only recently re-discovered in the late 1990’s.