(Photo by John
Corder/ World Pheasant Association)
Pheasant has long been one of the most sought-after species
by those heading to northern Thailand, so it is no surprise
to see it at number four on this list.
Dao has been the stronghold of the species in Thailand and
it has been sighted there by many bird watchers. However,
Hume's Pheasant has also been seen by visiting birders at
Doi Ang Kang and Doi Suthep-Pui, although unfortunately it
has also featured on the menu at the former.
study of Hume's Pheasant also found the species
at Mae La-Mae Sae Wildlife Sanctuary and at two new locations:
Mae Daet Noi Village, Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai, and
Doi Inthanon National Park.
interesting to note how few birds were located in this study,
around just 30 birds, which perhaps indicates how scarce the
species is or, perhaps, how difficult it is to find, making
a sighting even more satisfying.