Thursday, February 2, 2017

How Beautiful is This Pheasant?

The Golden Pheasant also known as the Chinese Pheasant, is one of the more popular species of pheasant native to the mountainous forests of Western and Central China. 

Males can measure between 90-105 centimeters in length with the tail making up two thirds of the total length. They can easily be identified by their bright coloring. They have a golden crest tipped with red which extends from the top of their heads and down their necks. 

The females are slightly smaller measuring 60-80 centimeters in length with the tail making up half of the total length. Females are less colorful and more duller than males, they have a mottled brown plumage, pale brown face, throat, breast, and sides and pale yellow feet. They lay around 8-12 eggs in April and incubation time is around 22-23 days. 

The Golden Pheasant like the dense forests, woodlands and sparse undergrowth. They mainly feed on the ground on grain, invertebrates, berries, grubs and seeds. 

I wouldn't mind having one of these mounted on my wall. They are a beautiful pheasant. 

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