Mrs. Hume's Pheasant (Syrmaticus humiae)

The Mrs. Hume's Pheasant, also known as the Bar-tailed Pheasant or the Hume's Pheasant, is a stunning bird that belongs to the family of Phasianidae. These attractive birds are native to the forest regions of Southeast Asia, including areas such as Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, and Thailand.

One of the first striking features of the Mrs. Hume's Pheasant is their size. They are large birds, measuring up to 40 inches in body length and weighing up to 3.5 pounds. They have a magnificent appearance, with the males having a colorful plumage. Their body color is dark brown, with metallic green wings and a distinctive white crest on their head. Females, on the other hand, are smaller, with a mottled brown color and a zigzag pattern on their wing feathers, enabling them to blend into their surroundings, which helps them stay safe.

These birds are named after A. O. Hume, who was a naturalist during the British Raj period in India and was famous for his love for these birds. Their natural habitat is dense forest areas, where they can fly from tree to tree. They are skilled climbers and can climb trees almost effortlessly. Due to their powerful beak, they can feed on different types of seeds, fruits, and insects.

Mrs. Hume's Pheasant are not commonly kept as pets, as they require a lot of care and attention. However, in Southeast Asia, they are kept for their meat and feathers. The beautiful plumage of these birds is often used in traditional costumes and the feathers are also used as decorations and for fly tying for fishing lures. Sadly, excessive hunting and habitat loss have led to the decline in their population in recent years.

In summary, the Mrs. Hume's Pheasant is a magnificent bird that has captured the hearts of many people due to its beauty and grace. With its vibrant plumage and remarkable behavior, it is no surprise that it has become a favorite of birdwatchers, hunters, and nature lovers around the world. Due to its importance in Southeast Asia's cultural heritage, it is vital that we work towards the conservation and protection of this majestic species.

Other names

Syrmaticus humiae



Mrs. Hume's Pheasant

faisà de Hume



plavovrati fazan

bažant proužkovaný


Humes Fazant


Faisan de Hume


Fagiano di Hume


mianmarinis fazanas


bażant birmański


Пёстрый бирманский фазан

Plavovrati fazan

bažant pásavokrídly

Faisán de Hume


Hume Sülünü

мікадо бірманський

birma faasan

burmai fácán