Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

Pheasants are a family of birds that are best described by naming a common bird that is a member of the family, that bird is the chicken.

It is mainly a ground-dwelling bird with the true pheasants originating from forest or mountainous habitats from the Asian continent.

The Curassow is a relative of the pheasant and spends considerable time on the ground foraging for food.

Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

Behaviour: The males colour is purely for display to attract a female during the breeding season. When he has wooed and won the female they will stay together until the female starts sitting (incubating) the eggs. The female is then left to rear the chicks on her own. Her colour is...

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Edwards Pheasant

Lophura edwardsi

It is named after the French ornithologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards and first described to science in 1896. Since 2012 the Edwards's pheasant has been uplisted to Critically Endangered by BirdLife International, having suffered from deforestation, hunting and the use of defoliants during the Vietnam War. The population is currently believed to...

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Grey Peacock Pheasant

Polyplectron bicalcaratum

The eyes on the feathers, the obvious source for its name, are more pronounced on the male. During a mating display the male holds out his wings, raises his tail and head crest to impress the female. Like most pheasant species after the female has laid her eggs the male...

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