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Male Golden Pheasants are resplendent with a golden crest and bright red body while females are a mottled brown.

Description: Golden Pheasants have long tails that account for half to two-thirds its total length. Males are larger than females and distinguished by its golden crest and rump, bright red body and deep orange “cape” around the back of its neck. Females are a duller, mottled brown. Both have yellow legs and feet.

Diet: They are omnivorous, eating grains, leaves and invertebrates.

In the wild: Golden Pheasants feed on the ground but roost in trees at night. They can fly in short bursts, but spend most of their time on the ground.

Did you Know?

Males and females are distinctly different: the brightly coloured birds are male, whereas females are a duller mottled brown.

Precinct
Tropical Birds
Other Name/s
Chinese Pheasant
Scientific Name
Chrysolophus pictus
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Body Length
90-105 cm
Weight
Class
Bird
Incubation
22-23 days
Number of Eggs
8-12
Distribution
China
Habitat
Mountainous forests
Region
Asia
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