More than 500 Lady Amherst's pheasants flock to Huize County, Yunnan


According to monitoring, the number of Lady Amherst's Pheasant in the National Nature Reserve of Black-necked Crane in Huize County, Yunnan Province has been increasing every year, reaching a peak of about 500 this year. 


Lady Amherst's pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) is a bird of the order Galliformes and the family Phasianidae. It is under state second-class protection. The male is about 140 cm in length, and the female is about 60 cm in length. They feed on crops, grass seeds, bamboo shoots and insects. 


“I come to Nian Lake every year for bird watching and bird photographing. In addition to taking pictures of black-necked cranes, we can also go to mountains nearby to photograph Lady Amherst's pheasants in this season. Every time I see them dancing in the woods, I become so excited and don’t want to leave,” said Mr. Zhang, a bird-watching enthusiast from Chongqing Municipality. 



Because the protection of this reserve has been strengthened and people's awareness of bird- protecting has been constantly raised during recent years, the birds’ habitats have been improved there, leading to an increase in the species and population of birds, according to the National Nature Reserve of Black-necked Crane in Huize. 


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(Editors: Alison, Christine)

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