Golden Pheasant


Golden Pheasant

A spectacular colourful gamebird that’s quite a rare find in the wild. Found in England, Scotland and Wales.


Identification

Male
Male is very brightly coloured with a yellow crown and lower back, dark wings and upper neck, red underparts and long finely barred tail.
Female
Female is paler brown than a female pheasant.
Size
90 - 105 cms two thirds of this size made up by the tail
Bill
Yellow
Legs
Yellow
Habitat
Found in forestry plantations and dense woodland.
Behaviour
Roost in trees at night. May be found early in the morning in clearings or in the undergrowth.
Voice
Male metallic call in breeding season

Breeding & Feeding

Eggs
8 to 12 eggs
Incubation Period
22 - 23 days
Food
Berries, grubs, seeds, leaves & buds
UK Breeding Pairs
50-100