Atlas of Pheasants: genus Catreus

Atlas of Pheasants: genus Catreus

Scientific classification - Catreus spp.

Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Catreus

Catreus is a monotypic genus made up of only one species, the Wallich's pheasant (Catreus wallichi) endemic to the Himalaya mountains.

Morphological characteristics

Pheasants of the genus Catreus are very resistant to cold; their feeding is very simple and frugal, nevertheless they are little known and bred above all because of their plumage which makes them among the less colorful and showy pheasants.

Wallich's pheasant, pair (photo http://drubez.chovzvirat.com)


Wallich's pheasant (photo www.backyardchickens.com)


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