Discover the extraordinary elegance of the golden pheasant: A bird of seductive beauty

  • Latin name: Chrysolophus pictus
  • Unique color feature: Golden-headed orange throat
  • Where are they found: Western China, much of Noth and South America and Europe
  • Size: Height: 3.5 ft (1.06 m)
  • Diet: seeds, berries, and grubs

Golden pheasants are simply amazing! They may not be very big, but they make a big impression.

Golden pheasant Chrysolophus pictusThe male golden pheasant sports his namesakes golden head and lower back as well as gorgeous red underbody and orange and black striped neck.

He has an iridescent green-blue patch on his back and some long red and brown tail feathers.

Golden pheasants are polygamous and lay up to 12 eggs every breeding season. These eggs take up to 23 hatches.

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