Pheasant Bird Pictures Eggs Facts Habitat And Classification

Overview Of Pheasant Bird

The Pheasant Bird has a many genera and it belongs from the subfamily Phasianinae, of the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes.  Here in this article, you will see the different Pheasant Bird Pictures and information in brief.

The male Pheasant Birds are generally larger than females bird. They also have a long tail and normally eat seeds and some insects. In this article, you will see the following three Pheasant Bird Pictures and facts.

  • Elliot’s pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti)

Elliot's pheasant image

  • Golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)

Pheasant Bird Pictures

  • Palawan peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis)

 Palawan peacock-pheasant image


Pheasant Bird Pictures And Classification

Elliot’s pheasant Images facts

  • Male:

The male Elliot’s pheasant bird has a brown and white color feathers on the body with the black color throat.

They have chestnut-brown plumage on the upperparts with a white belly and brown breast.

The male bird also has a red color facial skin and long rusty-barred whitish tail.

  • Female:

Elliot’s pheasant female is smaller than the male bird.

They have rufous-brown feathers with a blackish throat and whitish belly.

The female birds also have the less barred brown tail.

Elliot’s pheasant Specification
Scientific name Syrmaticus ellioti
Others name Chinese barred-backed pheasant, Faisán de Elliot(Spanish)
Native South-eastern China
Weight 1000 – 1400 grams (2.2 – 3 obs.)
Length Male:80 cm (31 in)
Female:50 cm (20 in)
Breeding season March or April.
Eggs 4 to 12 eggs
Incubation period 25 to 26 days
Distribution China: Guizhou, Hubei, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, and Guangdong
Habitat Evergreen subtropical and mountain forests at altitudes of 200–1,900 m (660–6,230 ft), Mixed coniferous and broadleaf forest.
Food Seeds, leaves, berries, plants, buds, fruits, stems, grains,  insects, and eggs.
Lifespan 7 – 12 years

Golden pheasant Pictures facts and eggs

  • The legs and feet are dull yellow color.
  • Male:

The male Golden pheasant bird has a golden-yellow crest with a hint of red on the head.

They have a rusty tan color feathers on the face, throat, chin, and the sides of the neck.

The  Golden pheasant bird male has a yellow color wattles and orbital skin.

This bird upper back is green and all the back and rump is cover with golden and yellow color plumage.

They also have a scarlet, light chestnut flanks underparts and scarlet breast.

  • Female:

The female is less showy than the male bird.

They have a duller brown plumage on the body.

The female Golden pheasant bird has a blackish brown breast and sides.

Golden pheasant Specification
 Scientific name  Chrysolophus pictus
 Others name  Chinese pheasant
 Length  Male: 90 – 105 cm
 Female: 60 – 80 cm
 Weight  630 grams
 wingspan  70 cm
 Eggs  8 – 12 eggs
 Incubation period   22 – 23 days.
 Breeding season  April
Distribution Western China, United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand,
Habitat Dense forests and woodlands and sparse undergrowth
Food Berries, grubs, grain, seeds,  invertebrates, and other types of vegetation.
Lifespan 5 – 6 years

Palawan peacock-pheasant Photos facts and eggs

  • Male:

The Palawan peacock-pheasant bird is popular for the outstanding look of the male bird.

They have a dark black color feathers crest on the head.

The upper part has a glossy black plumage with metallic green-blue burnish. They also have this green-blue burnish on the crest, crown, neck, mantle and wings.

They have a unique black and white feather pattern on the face with red skin around the eyes.

The male bird also has a glossy black plumage with metallic blue round shine and white spot.

  • Female:

The female bird is slightly smaller than the male Palawan peacock-pheasant bird.

They have a brown plumage with scatter fixed markings.

The female  Palawan peacock-pheasant bird has a short crest on the head.whitish on the throat,

They have whitish feathers on the throat, cheeks, and eyebrows.

Palawan peacock-pheasant Specification
Scientific name Polyplectron napoleonis
Others name Napoleon’s peacock-pheasant, Espolonero de Palawan, Faisan Real de Palaguan.
Length Male:50 cm
Female: 40 cm
Weight Male:436 g
Female: 322 g
Eggs Two eggs
Egg description Rosy to buff-white eggs
 Incubation period 18–20 days
Distribution Palawan Island, SW Philippines
Habitat Floor of primary and secondary forest on flat and rolling terrain, up to around 800 meters above sea level.
Food Seeds, grains, nuts, fruit, leaves, roots, insects, worms, and slugs.
Lifespan 3 years


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