There is an irony about the photograph of a Lady Amherst’s Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae used in News & comment in the January 2021 issue (plate 1, p. 4). The bird shown should really have the non-eponymous name ‘Phoenix Pheasant’, thus avoiding any contemporary complications. This is a name sometimes used to describe what this bird is, a hybrid between Lady Amherst’s Phea

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