Syrmaticus humiae (Hume, 1881) - Mrs Hume's Pheasant

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Mrs Hume's Barred Back Pheasant.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


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This species is uncommon . It inhabits open evergreen forests on hillsides in India (mainly in Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland), China, Myanmar, and Thailand, between the altitudes 700m-2,800m. It mostly forages on oak nuts and termites (BirdLife International 2016). 

Conservation status: 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 6,000-15,000 individuals. The major threat to its persistence comes from hunting and snaring for trading meat and feathers. Shifting cultivation is also a threat that leads to habitat disturbance to this species (BirdLife International 2001).

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2016. Syrmaticus humiae . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22679330A92810936. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679330A92810936.en. Accessed on 12 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Syrmaticus humiae (Hume, 1881) – Mrs Hume's Pheasant. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/syrmaticus-humiae, accessed 2024/06/25.