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Autumn food composition of the silver pheasant and white-necked long-tailed pheasant in Nianzhu Forest Farm, Daganshan, Jiangxi Province

Autumn food composition of the silver pheasant and white-necked long-tailed pheasant in Nianzhu Forest Farm, Daganshan, Jiangxi Province

Forest Research 7(5): 574-578

The crop and stomach contents of 5 silver pheasants (Lophura nycthemera fokiensis) and 3 white-necked long-tailed pheasants (Syrmaticus ellioti) were analysed in Nianzhu Forest Farm, Daganshan, Jiangxi Province in Nov. 1992 and Oct. 1993. 25 species belonging to 17 families of plants were found, in which the majority plant species belong to Fagaceae and Lauraceae (each includes 4 species), Gramineae the next (3 species). Plant is the most important component in the food composition computed in fresh or dry weight. According to the important value of their food components, the most important food species for the white-necked long-tailed pheasant are arthropod, the seeds of Cyclobalanopsis glauca and Castanopsis sclerophylla, the leaves of Disporopsis fuscopicta, for the silver pheasant are the seeds of C. sclerophylla, Loropetalum chinense, Adinandera mellettii, Randia cochinchinensis, Lophatherum gracile, the leaves of Rosa henryi and the insect of Ceracris kiangsu.

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