Golden Pheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

Golden Pheasant


60cm to 115cm


65cm to 75cm


550g to 710g

About the Golden Pheasant

The golden pheasant is a spectacular looking bird. The male is brightly coloured all over, with a yellow lower back and crown. Their wings and upper necks are darker and tails are long and finely barred. Female golden pheasants are much paler than the more popular female pheasant.

You'll be lucky to come across these secretive birds, as they mainly keep to dense, dark woodland. At night they roost in trees.

What does a Golden Pheasant eat?

Their diets mainly consist of insects, spiders, buds and leaves.

Other birds in the Pheasants and partridges family