Habitat/Range: Golden, or Chinese pheasants, are found in mountainous regions in western China. Feral populations are established in many other countries including the Unites States.
Behavior: These pheasants feed on the ground on grains, leaves, and invertebrates. During the winter, flocks often forage close to human settlements and feed from agricultural fields. At night, they roost in trees.
Breeding: Males have bright plumage and are much showier than the females. Males attract females with a harsh, metallic call during the breeding season. Females lay 8-12 eggs per clutch which they incubate for 22-23 days.
Conservation: Listing: Least Concern.