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Copper Pheasant

(Syrmaticus soemmerringii)

Native only to Japan, the pheasants are found in coniferous, broadleaved and mixed forest. The shooting of female copper pheasants has been illegal since 1976; however, their numbers are continuing to decline, it is thought that predation by feral cats and dogs may be causing a reduction in breeding success.

Threats to species:

Near threatened due to hunting and trapping for consumption and logging.

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