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This pheasant has a very small and severely fragmented range and population, which are continuing to decline owing to destruction of its specialised lowland forest habitat and high levels of hunting. These factors currently combine to qualify it as Endangered. If habitat loss and hunting continue, it may require uplisting to Critically Endangered in the very near future.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
58-65 cm. Blue-black pheasant (male) with short, shaggy white crest, red facial skin and white central tail feathers. Female uniform cold greyish-brown with warmer tinged wings and blackish tail with brown central tail feathers. Similar spp. Like Edwards's Pheasant L. edwardsi, but males have variable number of white central tail feathers. Female not obviously distinguishable from L. edwardsi. Voice Alarm call is subdued, hard puk puk puk puk puk (probably same as L. edwardsi).
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Keane, A.M.; Garson, P.J.; McGowan, P.J. K. in press. Pheasants: status survey and conservation action plan 2005-2009. IUCN and WPA, Gland, Switzerland.
Wilkinson, R. 2002. Vietnamese Pheasants Lophura hatinhensis bred at Chester Zoo. The Babbler: BirdLife in Indochina 1(4): 6.
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Bird, J., Davidson, P., Keane, A., Taylor, J.
Eames, J., Hennache, A.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Lophura hatinhensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Endangered|
|Family||Phasianidae (Grouse, pheasants and partridges)|
|Species name author||Vo Quy & Do Ngoc Quang, 1965|
|Population size||600-1700 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||2,900 km2|
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