Meet the Golden Pheasant – The Shy Bird That Hides Its Beauty (13 Pics)

Golden Pheasants are shy birds that are difficult to find. They hide in thick woodlands and ran away from disturbance. But when they are found, their beauty is stunning to behold. Red-and-gold males are stunning and unmistakable.

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A native of China, introduced in small numbers to the west, the timid male golden pheasant is much admired by aviculturists due to its beautiful, bold coloured plumage. Even the females are more colourful than common pheasants. They have strongly barred plumage, dull pinkish (not gray) legs and feet. They are so secretive that so little in known about their behaviour. Enjoy these 13 stunning pictures of the birds.