In the wild, Lady Amherst's Pheasants occurs in Tibet, Southwestern China, and northern Burma, but it has also been introduced in Britain, Hawaii and New Zealand. It is named after Sarah, Countess of Amherst (1762-1838). Her husband, William Pitt Amherst, Governor General of India, was responsible for sending the first birds to London in the early 1800's. They are highly secretive and rarely emerge into the open.
Complete Heads With Tippets & Crests
The head of the male Lady Amherst's Pheasant is similar to Golden Pheasant but the tippet section is stunning silver with black barring and the crest feathers are translucent dark red. Crests are used as topping or tails. Tippets are used as tailing material, applied back to back in matched pairs as wings on salmon/steelhead flies or wound as hackle for spider or Spey type flies.