Crest long and hairy, of unequal feathers in both sexes. Tail longer than wing in males and equal to the wing in females; of sixteen feathers, long and laterally compressed like that of the game fowl. Sides of head naked, crimson, in both sexes, with additional lappet in males. Male with spur on each tarsus. Forest birds, inhabiting the Himalayas, Burma, China, and Formosa. They may be separated into Kalij and Silver Pheasants, viz.—
With upper plumage black, fringed white or black. Plumage lanceolate (G, horsfieldi excepted).