Hoogerwerf's pheasant

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Hoogerwerf's pheasant
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Lophura
L. i. hoogerwerfi
Trinomial name
Lophura inornata hoogerwerfi
(Chasen, 1939)

Hoogerwerf's pheasant (Lophura inornata hoogerwerfi), also known as the Aceh pheasant or Sumatran pheasant, is a medium-sized, up to 55 centimetres (22 in) long, bird of the family Phasianidae. The male is a crestless bluish black pheasant with bare red facial skin, short tail and grey legs. The female is a rufous brown bird with a dark bluish grey legs and short dark tail.

Its appearance resembles, and it is usually considered as a subspecies of the Salvadori's pheasant. The female is different from the latter for having darker brown, lack of buff mottling and plainer plumage.

An Indonesian endemic, this little-known pheasant inhabits to mid-mountain forests of Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh province. Previously known only from two female specimens, it was recently discovered in a market in Medan, North Sumatra.

The name commemorates the Dutch ornithologist and taxidermist Andries Hoogerwerf.


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