Phasianinae (Tribe Phasianini)
Gennaeus edwardsi Oustalet, 1896, Quangtri, Vietnam. Two subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Annam pheasant; French: Faisan d’Edwards; German: Edwardsfasan; Spanish: Faisбn de Edwards.
23–25.5 in (58–65 cm); 2.4 lb (1.1 kg). Males have black plumage with a blue sheen and metallic green fringes on upperwing- coverts; small white crest on head. Females are chestnut brown with darker flight feathers and tail and no crest.
Very restricted range in adjacent parts of Quangtri, Thua Thien, and Quang Binh provinces, east of the Annamese mountains in central Vietnam.
Primary and secondary forest on level lowlands below 1,300 ft (400 m).
Little known, but shy and fond of dense understory.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Clutch size four to seven; incubation 21–22 days in captivity.
Endangered and on CITES Appendix I, prohibiting trade in wild birds.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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