We went on an excursion today to look for a native bird of China. These birds are hard to miss with their bright colors and golden heads.
Golden Pheasant Fun Facts:
- Golden pheasants can grow up to 41” long. Two-thirds of that length is tail.
- The males are much more colorful than the females. Females are typically more brown in color.
- These diurnal birds are omnivores. They eat leaves, grains and insects.
- Golden pheasants spend most of their time on the ground.
- They will roost in trees at night.
- While they can fly, they only do so in short bursts.
- They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.
We enjoyed seeing this bird in the wild. You often spot them in zoos too!