Salvadori’s Pheasant (Lophura inornata)

Other Names: Sumatran Pheasant

Subspecies: The extremely rare Aceh L. hoogerwerfi from northern Sumatra is sometimes considered a subspecies. The nominate race, inornata is found in southwestern Sumatra.

Range: Sumatra

Habitat: Montane Rainforests

Description: Small, short-tailed and crestless species, somewhat resembles crestless firebacks. Males are bluish-black overall with red facial skin and gray legs. Females are chestnut-brown overall with buff streaks. From what is known, hoogerwerfi males are believed to be dark like the inornata males; females are darker and lack the buff mottling of female.

Interesting Facts: Common name originated from Tommaso Salvadori (1835-1923), an Italian ornithologist who was Vice Director of the Museum of Zoology at the University of Turin. The species was described by Salvadori in 1879. The species name inornata is latin for nonornamental.

Clutch Size: 2

Incubation Period: 22 days