Golden pheasant

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Golden pheasant
Portrait of a Golden Pheasant.JPG
Male golden pheasant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Genus: Chrysolophus
Binomial name
Chrysolophus pictus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Chrysolophus pictus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 November 2013.

Male at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia