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Kalij Pheasant Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lophura leucomelanos
Family : Phasianidae
Order : Galliformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest undergrowths and scrub jungles near plantations.
Description : The Kalij Pheasant is a dark terrestrial bird (adult bird length approximately 62 cm, weight 1.3 kg, wing 22 cm, bill 3.5 cm, tarsus 7.9 cm, tail 23 cm). Its male is visibly different from the female. The male has glossy blue-black upperparts with white fringed feathers on the lower back and rump. It has an upright black crest. Its facial skin and wattle are bright red.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Paul Cools (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Paul Cools ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Tshering Dema(www.xeno-canto.org/Tshering Dema), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.