LADY AMHERST PHEASANT
Location: Native to Southwestern China and Myanmar, introduced elsewhere. Feral population stronghold in Bedfordshire, England.
Status: Least Concern
The name commemorates Sarah Countess Amherst, wife of William Pitt Amherst, Governor General of Bengal, who was responsible for sending the first specimen of the bird to London in 1828.
Despite the male’s showy appearance, these birds are very difficult to see in their natural habitat, which is dense, dark forests with thick undergrowth. Consequently, little is known of their behaviour in the wild.
Photo: ©Tim Collier
Facts Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Amherst%27s_Pheasant