Mrs. Hume's Pheasant
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Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Tribe: Phasianini
Genus: Syrmaticus
Species: S. humiae
Binomial name
Syrmaticus humiae
Hume, 1881

The Mrs. Hume's Pheasant, Syrmaticus humiae is a species of pheasant found in China; India; Myanmar and Thailand.[1]

Other names

Mrs Hume's Pheasant[2] (note the lack of full stop after Mrs.)


The male is 90 centimetres (35 in) while the female is 60 centimetres (24 in).[2]

The male is chestnut and blue-black, with white banding along scapulars and across wings, and has greyish rump and long greyish tail that is narrowly banded with chestnut and black.[2]

The female is mainly grey-brown (marked with black) on upperparts, and pale rufous-brown (barred with buff) on underparts. Has suggestion of greyish band along scapulars, and narrow whitish wingbars. Tail is shorter than the male's; the tail feathers are tipped with white and outer tail feathers are mainly chestnut.[2]

Similar species

It is closely related to the Elliot's Pheasant, but Mrs. Hume's Pheasant has a chestnut abdomen and flanks.



Gives a repeated cackling waaak notes; also a sharp tuk tuk and a loud screech in alarm.[2]




Resident, NE India. Lives in steep rocky slopes with open oak and pine forest, and long grass and bushes.[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Syrmaticus humiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f and Cool Idea LLC. (2013). eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Version 1.1) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from

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