Lophura leucomelanos | kalij pheasant


Other Names: kaleege

The kalij pheasant was first brought to Hawaiʻi in 1962 from Southern Asia as a gamebird. At about 33 inches long, the males are black with a gray belly, while the females are mottled brown. They have a distinct red skin patch around their eyes and a crest of feathers atop their heads. They are relatively common in the upland areas, so keep a look out for them scurrying by.