The Silver pheasant is known for his incredible show during breeding season. The cock’s fl uttering wings can be heard for an incredible distance. They are also common in ancient Chinese art and poetry. These birds were referred to as White Phoenix. Male Silvers have a reputation of being aggressive toward their hens and keepers. Silver Pheasants can fl y at 45 mph and run at a speed of 10 mph.
They are omnivorous and eat grain, leaves and invertebrates.
Size: 14 inches Weight: 3 1/2 lbs Lifespan: 6 – 8 years in the wild.