Monograph of the Pheasants

by Alain Hennache & Michel Ottaviani

The WPA (World Pheasant Organisation) have been working with the Authors Alain Hennache and Michel Ottaviani to translate their acclaimed 2 volume "Monagraphie des faisans" into a single English volume.

It is available as a PPC hardback at a cost of £60+P&P and as a hardback leather bound limited Edition £160+P&P. 

It is now ready to go print and we will base the number of books for the first print run on pre-orders, so please email, as soon as possible, to give us an indication how many copies you would like. We plan to go to press 1st week in April 2020 so please reply before then. The books will be available by mid April 2020. There is no commitment needed for the PPC hardback edition, just an indication of numbers, but for the leather bound limited edition we will need full payment prior to the print run. The limited edition will only be printed once with the first print run, it will be limited to the number of orders placed subject to a maximum of 75. So place your order early for the leather bound limited edition, 1st come basis. The WPA office will be closed until 1st March so place your order by email and if you are one of successful applicants the office will contact you in March for payment. All payments will be taken in UK pounds sterling (£). 

If you have any questions regarding the book please email:

This book presents the latest information available in 2019 on all of the currently recognised pheasant species and includes an annexe with information on the four species of Junglefowl.

It begins with detailed chapters on taxonomy, conservation and the captive breeding of pheasants. After which the genera, ranging from Tragopan through to Afropavo and finally Gallus are discussed. For each species the authors have detailed the most up to date information on the description, the geographical distribution, the origins of the denomination, the subspecies, the habitat, the feeding, the non-social behaviour, the social behaviour, courtship display, nesting, predation, conservation status, legislative status, the captive population and breeding.

The species are generously illustrated with photographs provided by the authors and many photographers from around the world, some whose work has not been previously shown.

This book represents a unique look at the pheasants and is the only complete work on the subject to consider the DNA research up to the present day.

A "taster" of what the book will look like is also available from It is printed in A4 format, 455 pages on 115gsm silk with 150 high resolution colour photographs and 19 distribution maps. Weight is 2.2Kg

The taster gives examples of the distribution maps, one full species section (Cabot's Tragapon) and selected species header pages for most genus.


Monograph of the Pheasants

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the P&P above is for 1 book. For multiple books or a consolidated order to 1 delivery address see the table below. For international worldwide delivery to a location not specified please contact me for a quote but as a guide

1 book to South Africa is £24 and to Japan £31 and to Costa Rica £38  so the price is variable between £15 and £40 for a single book.

Each book is individually protected in the same C3 book wraps as used by Amazon


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if you need >10 books delivered to one address  then please contact me for a bespoke shipment cost.

According to the authors wishes ALL net proceeds from the book will go to galliforme conservation projects.