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Kalij Pheasants

West of the Ayeyarwady river, these dark feathered birds find their homes deep in the thickly overgrown ravines in the foothills of the Himalayas. Eight of the nine recognized subspecies have grey legs, a clear departure from the red legs of a Silver. In areas where these families overlap, the hens are almost indistingushable, the only way to tell them apart is by the color of their legs.

Tying with Kalij Pheasant Feathers

The Ayeyarwady River flows north to south through Burma. All 15 subspecies of the Silver Pheasant are found east of the river, while all Kalij are found west of the river. Male Crawfords and Lineated are very similar, however, the hen's feather patterns are quite different.

Fly tying literature ofter refers to an Andersen's pheasant as a naturally occuring subspecies. However, it is now widely accepted that an Andersen's is a hybrid between a Silver and Lineated. This would account for the darker V pattern in the feathering

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White Crested Kalij - Male $0.00  

This is an older male in full feather. Check out the close ups below, the eyed feathers are in good condition and the color is very good.

The tail feathers are perfect, no wear at all on any edges. With a bit of steaming the eyes on the individual feathers will look as nice as the ones pictured in the sidebar.

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Horsefield's Kalij - Male $0.00  

This is an older male in full feather. Check out the close ups below, the eyed feathers are in good condition and the color is very good.

The tail feathers are perfect, no wear at all on any edges. With a bit of steaming the eyes on the individual feathers will look as nice as the ones pictured in the sidebar.

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Nepal Kalij - Male $0.00  

This is an older male in full feather. Check out the close ups below, the eyed feathers are in good condition and the color is very good.

The tail feathers are perfect, no wear at all on any edges. With a bit of steaming the eyes on the individual feathers will look as nice as the ones pictured in the sidebar.

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<malayan peacock pheasant>Pheasants

All pheasants are native to Asia. There are 52 different breeds of these beautiful birds, 17 of which are listed as endangered.

Habitat destruction and hunting has reduced the number of these birds in the wild. The Hainan Peacock Pheasant, thought to be a subspecies of the grey, is one of these and is one of the most endangered birds in all of China. Today it is at greater risk of extinction than even the Giant Panda.

None listed here are in such danger - but with habitat destruction and population growth, it's just a matter of time.

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