Golden Pheasant

Picture of the moment: Golden Pheasant.
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The name comes from its golden crest. Males have a golden crest with a hint of red at the tip of it. While the male is so colorful & attractive, the female is very sober as generally the case is.
The Golden Pheasant is one of the most popular of all pheasant species kept in captivity. The adult male is around 100 cm in length, its long tail accounts for two-thirds of the total length.

golden pheasant

The golden pheasant.

Shot at Ostrich farm of Telok Kemang in Port Dickson, Malaysia.

What do you think of this colorful bird ? ๐Ÿ˜€

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16 thoughts on “Golden Pheasant

  1. Connie,
    Yes, it is.

    Very colorful indeed.

    Shying away ? Yeah, maybe since he was on a stroll with his wife ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Otherwise he would have given me a nice pose. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I doubt that.. I strongly believe that species other than humans are quite faithful to their better/other halves, provided their social norms don’t allow just anything ๐Ÿ™‚

    You know it’s a male from the comb, right? Where’s the wife btw?

  3. Amar,
    The wife will appear after sometime. Let me hunt for her.

    Welcome back.
    Now that you said it, it looks a cross to me as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I saw these birds at Tirupati zoo, but didnt get a good pic.. they are really beautiful and colourful! i always wonder how people feel like eating them!

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