Red Golden Pheasant

Chrysolophus pictus
Red Golden pheasants are found in the mountains
of central China. They are one of two species that
are known as Ruffed pheasants, because the males
have a “cape” that they spread around their necks
and faces during courtship. Males have a yellow
crest and a combination of many bright colors,
including orange, black, brown, blue, green, yellow,
and scarlet. Clutches range from 4-12 eggs, with a
22-23 day incubation.

DIET

They feed on the ground on grain, leaves and
invertebrates.

FAST FACTS

Size: 20 – 30 inches length
Weight: 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 lbs
Lifespan: 5 – 6 years in
the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED