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Swinhoe’s Pheasant

(Lophura swinhoii)

Lophura swinhoii is endemic to the mountains of central Taiwan (China). The species became extinct at several localities in the 1960s and 1970s, but it apparently remains common in suitable habitat such as primary broadleaved forest and mature secondary forest, and it has populations in several protected areas.

Threats to species:

Heavy hunting pressure was a problem for it in the past, but is no longer a serious threat. Deforestation is still a threat outside protected areas, and there is the risk that sub-populations will become isolated in the future.

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