Scintillating and Ijima Copper Pheasants are the two out of five subspecies of Copper Pheasants mostly found in collections in the United States. The other subspecies are Soemmerring's, Pacific, and Shikoku. These pheasants are some of most stunning members of the Longtailed Pheasant family. Ijima Copper is so named after Professor Ijima, Professor of Zoology at Tokyo University. They are called "Yamadordi" in Japan.
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This species has a rich copper-like chestnut plumage, yellowish bill, brown iris and red facial skin. The female is a brown bird with grayish brown upperparts and buff barred dark brown. The male has short spur on its grey legs, while the female has no spur. The head and neck are uniformly chestnut-red, and conspicuous red face wattles surround the eyes. Females are chestnut-brown vermiculated with buff and black, and with bold dark markings on the wings. While the females have a short and broad tail, the males have a very long tail.
The copper pheasant has been mentioned in Japanese poetry of 8th century by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro. The diet consists of acorns and seeds picked up from the forest floor. They also feed on insects, earthworms, and small crabs.