Golden pheasant


Golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)

Spectacular dancer

The golden pheasant leads a solitary life. Only during mating season, the male pursues the female with piercing calls and a spectacular dance. With a raised crest and neck feathers, covering beak and neck, the male jumps around the female in a circle. Then he suddenly turns around and hops a circle in the opposite direction. All the while, the pheasant utters a metallic-sounding „chap-chok“ call. After mating season, the male leaves the female who has to care for the young on its own.

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Category: Birds

Size: Beak tail 110cm; Wingspan 75cm

Breeding duration: 21-23 days

Age: 8 years

Sexually mature: Hen with 1 year; Hahn with 2 years

Reproduction: 5-12 eggs

food: Berries, seeds, buds, insects, spiders

habitat: Bush and bamboo stands in the mountain region up to 2000m

Danger: not threatened

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