The Cheer Pheasant was formerly referred to Phasianus, but appears to deserve separation on account of being crested, and of its very different plumage. There is a simple occipital crest of considerable length in the male, shorter in the female. The tail, of 18 feathers, is in the male twice as long as the wing, and but little less in the female, the middle feathers four or five times as long as the outer pair. A large area on each side of the head is naked. The wing is rounded, and the male is armed with a strong spur on each tarsus.
A single species.