Our Birds

Kalij Pheasants

Conservation status

Least Concern

Life span

10-15 Years

Body size

Male 63–74 cm (tail 21–35 cm), 795–1150 g; Female 50–60 cm (tail 19–23·5 cm), 564–1025 g

Native Habitat

Pakistan, Nepal, to western Thailand


Seeds, leaves, flowers, fruits, rhizomes, and bulbs.


A distinctive pheasant with bare red facial skin, a backward-pointing crest, and a vertically compressed tail. Males are iridescent black and silver. Females are grayish-brown. Coloration varies considerably throughout its range, with northeastern birds averaging the darkest.

At Bird Park Islamabad, you will be able to see their growth and true beauty in their natural environment and get to know up close how beautiful they are. We invite all of the birds lover to visit our bird aviary which is the third largest bird aviary in the world and see and enjoy it in its natural environment.

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