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A very rare Imperial Pheasant, resident of the forests of Vietnam and Laos.

Jean Theodore Delacour, an American ornithologist (1890-1985) with a penchant for discovering some of the rarest birds in the world, first discovered the Imperial Pheasant in 1923. Other than the two captured by Delacour, no other Imperial Pheasants were found again until 1990. It has since been determined that the bird is not a true species, but a naturally occurring hybrid between the Vietnamese Pheasant and the Silver Pheasant. 

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