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Photo by Dave 2x
Dasyueshan, Taiwan. March 2013
Lophura swinhoii


  • Glossy bluish-purple chest, belly and rump
  • Brown shoulder
  • Red facial wattles
  • White tail feathers, back of the neck and crest

The female is barred dark brown barred


Endemic to central Taiwan.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane forests.



The diet includes seeds, fruits, insects and other animal matter.


The 2-6 eggs are incubated for 25-28 days. The young can leave the nest from 2-3 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase

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