Golden Pheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

The male and female of this species show great dimorphism in their plumage, especially among adult birds. The plumage of the male works as an aphrodisiac for the females that are only brown, there is a whole ballet routine performed by the male around the female, showing all its colors and sounds. The male’s bright and colorful coloration also serves to distract predators, while the female’s camouflage serves as security while in the nest.

Habits

These are typically terrestrial birds, but they roost in trees at night. Like other birds of the Gallinaceous order, it has low flight capacity, often preferring to run away.

Activity

Diurnal

Social life

Lonely

Diet

Omnivorous

  

Reproduction

Between 8 and 12 eggs are laid at a time, and the incubation time takes about 23 days. The male has a characteristic call at mating season. They are polygamous animals, which do not have fixed partners for reproduction.

Class: Birds

Order: Galliformes

Family: Phasianidae

Size:

60-80 cm

Weight:

1 – 1,5 Kg

Distribution:

 Asia

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