Pheasants Taxonomy

Sclater’s Monal, Lophophorus sclateri, also known as the Crestless Monal - Female

Blood Pheasants (Genus Ithaginis)

  • Himalayan Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus cruentus)
    • Sikkim Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus affinis)
    • Tibetan Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus)
    • Kuser’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus kuseri)
    • Mrs. Vernay’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus marionae)
    • Greenway’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus holoptilus)
    • Rock’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus rocki)
    • Clarke’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus clarkei)
    • Geoffroy’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus geoffroyi)
    • Bianchi’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus michaelis)
    • Beick’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus beicki)
    • Mrs. Sage’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus annae)
    • Berezowski’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus berezowskii)
    • David’s Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus sinensis)

Tragopans (Genus Tragopan)

Koklass (Genus Pucrasia)

  • Koklass Pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha)
    • Common Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha macrolopha)
    • Western Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha castanea)
    • Kashmir Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha biddulphi)
    • Nepal Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha nipalensis)
    • Meyer’s Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha meyeri)
    • Orange-Collared Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha ruficollis)
    • Yellow-Necked Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha xanthospila)
    • Joret’s Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha joretiana)
    • Darwin’s Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha darwini)

Monals (Genus Lophophorus)

Junglefowls (Genus Gallus)

Gallo Pheasants (Genus Lophura)

  • Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelana)
    • White Crested Kalij (Lophura leucomelana hamiltoni)
    • Nepal Kalij (Lophura leucomelana leucomelana)
    • Black-Backed kalij (Lophura leucomelana melanota)
    • Black Kalij (Lophura leucomelana moffitti)
    • Black-Breasted Kalij (Lophura leucomelana lathami)
    • William’s Kalij (Lophura leucomelana williamsi)
    • Oates’s Kalij (Lophura leucomelana oatesi)
    • Lineated Kalij (Lophura leucomelana lineata)
    • Crawfurd’s Kalij (Lophura leucomelana crawfurdi)
  • Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera)
    • Lewis’s Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera lewisi)
    • Annamese Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera annamensis)
    • Boloven Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera engelbachi)
    • Bel’s Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera beli)
    • Berlioz’s Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera berliozi)
    • Ruby Mines Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera rufipes)
    • Rippon’s Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera ripponi)
    • Jone’s Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera jonesi)
    • Western Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera occidentalis)
    • Lao Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera beaulieui)
    • Fokien Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera fokiensis)
    • True Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera nycthemera)
    • Hainan Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera whiteheadi)
    • Szechwan Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera omeiensis)
    • Rang Jiang Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera rongjiangensis)
  • Imperial Pheasant (Lophura imperialis)
  • Edwards’s Pheasant (Lophura edwardsi)
  • Swinhoe’s Pheasant (Lophura swinhoei)
  • Salvadori’s Pheasant (Lophura inornata)
    • Southern Salvadori’s Pheasant (Lophura inornata inornata)
    • Atjeh Salvadori’s Pheasant (Lophura inornata hoogerwerfi)
  • Crestless Fireback Pheasant (Lophura erythrophthalma)
    • Malay Crestless Fireback (Lophura erythrophthalma erythrophthalma)
    • Bornean Crestless Fireback (Lophura erythrophthalma pyronota)
  • Crested Fireback Pheasant (Lophura ignita)
    • Lesser Bornean Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita ignita)
    • Greater Bornean Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita nobilis)
    • Vieillot’s Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita rufa)
    • Delacour’s Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita macartneyi)
  • Siamese Fireback (Lophura diardi)
  • Bulwer’s Wattled Pheasant (Lophura bulweri)

Eared Pheasants (Genus Crossoptilon)

  • White Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon)
    • Szechuan White Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon crossoptilon)
    • Yunnan White Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon lichiangense)
    • Tibetan White Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon drouyni)
    • Dolan’s Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon dolani)
    • Harman’s Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon harmani)
  • Brown Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum)
  • Blue Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum)

Cheer Pheasants (Genus Catreus)

Long-Tailed Pheasants (Genus Syrmaticus)

  • Bartailed Pheasants (Syrmaticus humiae)
  • Elliot’s Pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti)
  • Mikado Pheasant (Syrmaticus mikado)
  • Copper Pheasant (Syrmaticus soemmerringi)
    • Scintillating Copper Pheasant (Syrmaticus soemmerringi scintillans)
    • Pacific Copper Pheasant (Syrmaticus soemmerringi subrufus)
    • Soemmerring’s Copper Pheasant (Syrmaticus soemmerringi soemmerringi)
    • Ijima Copper Pheasant (Syrmaticus soemmerringi ijimae)
    • Shikoku Copper Pheasant (Syrmaticus soemmerringi intermedius)
  • Reeves’ Pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesi)

True Pheasants (Genus Phasianus)

  • Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
    • Southern Caucasus Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus colchicus)
    • Northern Caucasus Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus septentrionalis)
    • Talisch Caucasus Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus talischensis)
    • Persian Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus persicus)
    • Prince of Wales’ Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus principalis)
    • Zarudny’s Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus zarudyni)
    • Bianchi’s Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus bianchii)
    • Khivan Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus chrysomelas)
    • Zerafshan Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus zerafschanicus)
    • Yarkand Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus shawi)
    • Syr Daria Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus turcestanicus)
    • Kirghiz Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus mongolicus)
    • Tarim Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus tarimensis)
    • Kobdo Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus hagenbecki)
    • Manchurian Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus pallasi)
    • Korean Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus karpowi)
    • Shansi Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus kiangsuensis)
    • Alashan Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus alaschanicus)
    • Gobi Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus edzinensis)
    • Satchu Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus satscheuensis)
    • Zaidan Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus vlangalii)
    • Sohokhoto Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus sohokhotensis)
    • Sungpan Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus suehschanenis)
    • Stone’s Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus elegans)
    • Rothschild’s Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus rothschildi)
    • Kweichow Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus decollatus)
    • Tonkinese Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus takatsukasae)
    • Chines Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus torquatus)
    • Taiwan Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus formosanus)
  • Green Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus versicolor)
    • Southern Green Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus versicolor)
    • Pacific Green Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus tanensis)
    • Northern Green Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus robustipes)

Ruffed Pheasants (Genus Chrysolophus)

Peacock Pheasants (Genus Polyplectron)

  • Bronze Tailed Pheasant (Polyplectron chalcurum)
    • South Sumatran Bronze Tailed Pheasant (Polyplectron chalcurum chalcurum)
    • North Sumatran Bronze Tailed Pheasant (Polyplectron chalcurum scutulatum)
  • Rothschild’s Peacock Pheasant(Polyplectron inopinatum)
  • Germain’s Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron germaini)
  • Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum)
    • Burmese Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum)
    • Himalayan Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum bakeri)
    • Lowe’s Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum bailyi)
    • Ghigi’s Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum ghigii)
    • Hainan Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum katsumatae)
  • Malay Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense malacense)
  • Bornean Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense schleiermacheri)
  • Palawan Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron emphanum)

Crested Argus (Genus Rheinartia)

  • Crested Argus (Rheinartia ocellata)
    • Rheinard’s Crested Argus (Rheinartia ocellata ocellata)
    • Malay Crested Argus (Rheinartia ocellata nigrescens)

Great Argus (Genus Argusianus)

  • Great Argus (Argusianus argus)
    • Malay Great Argus (Argusianus argus argus)
    • Bornean Great Argus (Argusianus argus grayi)
    • Double Banded Great Argus (Argusianus argus bipunctatus)

Peafowl (Genus Pavo)

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