Golden Pheasant


Chrysolophus pictus

  • Native to: The Golden Pheasant (also known as the Chinese Pheasant) is native to China, but has been introduced to the UK. They live in forests and mountainous regions.
  • Diet: They are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and animals. Their main diet consists of vegetation, seeds, grain, shoots, berries and small insects.
  • Lifespan: Up to 20 years in captivity. 6 years in the wild.
  • IUCN Status: The Golden Pheasant is listed as a LEAST CONCERN species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • Fun Facts: Males are very brightly coloured to attract the females. After mating, females will lay 8-12 eggs in a nest with an incubation period of 22-23 days.

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November 5, 2019