Meaning of Reeves's pheasant in English:

Reeves's pheasant

Pronunciation /ˌriːvzɪz ˈfɛznt/


(also Reeves' pheasant)
  • A rare Chinese pheasant, Syrmaticus reevesii, the male of which has striking plumage with a black and white head, a typically gold and black body, and a very long barred tail that makes it one of the longest known birds.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. In some forms from the genitive of the name of John Reeves, English naturalist + pheasant.