Golden Pheasant

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Golden Pheasant
Male Golden Pheasant
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Genus: Chrysolophus
Species: C. pictus
Binomial name
Chrysolophus pictus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Male at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia

The Golden Pheasant or "Chinese Pheasant", (Chrysolophus pictus) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. It is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China, but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

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