French: Faisan doré German: Goldfasan Spanish: Faisán dorado
C & S China from SE Qinghai and S Gansu E through S Shaanxi to W Henan and W Hubei, and S through Sichuan, NW Yunnan and Guizhou to N Guangxi.
Male 100–115 cm (tail 63–79 cm), 575–875 g; female 61–70 cm (tail 34–37·5 cm), 350–700 g; wingspan 65–75 cm. Male... read more
Advertising call of male, mainly heard Feb–May, is a strident, far-carrying “ka-cheek... read more
In native range, inhabits mountains and valleys with dense undergrowth of shrubs and bamboo,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists primarily of leaves and tender shoots of shrubs, leaves and shoots of bamboo, and rhododendron flowers; also some spiders and... read more
Little known. Believed to start breeding in early Apr; one clutch apparently found in bamboo grove with tall herbs and rocky outcrops.... read more
Seasonal movements were considered to be probably fairly limited, although birds were suspected to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Population estimated in hundreds of thousands at many sites, but declining, although range has expanded in recent... read more
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