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

Taxonomic Notes:

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/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Syrmaticus humiae (Hume, 1881) – Mrs Hume's Pheasant. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/751/Syrmaticus-humiae
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