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Lady Amherst's Pheasant seen in Dehong for the first time

By : InKunming | Published: 2019-03-12

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[InKunming--Yunnan] Photos of Lady Amherst's pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) were captured by photographers at a temporary observation point for the first time in Mangshi city, Dehong Autonomous Prefecture on March 8, which filled in the blanks that there was no images of Lady Amherst's Pheasant before. Lady Amherst's Pheasant belongs to a national second class protected animal. 

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Yang Bangqing, the photographer, said that he with Qian Minfu devoted themselves to taking photos of wild preserved animals for about three years, leaving footprints all over Dehong Prefecture. Lady Amherst's Pheasant was observed in Mangshi city but they failed to captures images of them with high-definition photographic equipment before. Finally, Yang Bangqing shot the graceful figure of white Lady Amherst's Pheasant on March 8, marking the addition of a rare bird image data in Dehong.

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After Trachypithecus phayrei, the Lady Amherst's pheasant was found in Mangshi city. It turns out that Mangshi is a good observation spot to capture pictures of rare animals. What’s more, convenient observation and shooting environment will attract more photographers from home and abroad, which is good for developing local tourism.

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You may want to know:

The Lady Amherst's pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) is a bird of the order Galliformes and the family Phasianidae. The species is native to southwestern China and far northern Myanmar, but has been introduced elsewhere. The adult male is 100–120 cm (23 in.) in length, its tail accounting for 80 cm of the total length. It is unmistakable with its nuchal cape white black, with a red crest. The long grey tail and rump is red, blue, dark green, white and yellow plumage. The "cape" can be raised in display. This species is closely related to the golden pheasant (C. pictus), but has a yellow eye, blue-green bare skin around it. The bill is horn-coloured and they had blue-gray legs. 

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(Editors: Rachel, Christine) 


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