The silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera) is found in forests, mainly in mountains, of mainland Southeast Asia, and eastern and southern China, with introduced populations in Hawaii and various locations in the US mainland. The male is adorned with a white, long, patterned tail and black drooping crest on its crown. Both sexes have a bare red face and red legs. At least two years is needed to attain full male plumage. The female is olive brown with black-tipped crest.