Bringing a burst of vibrant hues to the forests

This genus includes two species of pheasants known for their striking appearance and unique characteristics. The first species is the Golden pheasant, which is native to the mountainous regions of western China. The second species is the Lady Amherst’s pheasant, which is found in the forests of southwestern China and northeastern Myanmar. Both species are characterized by their bright and colorful plumage, with the Golden pheasant having a combination of yellow, red, orange, and green feathers, while the Lady Amherst’s pheasant has strikingly patterned black, white, and metallic green feathers. Their long, decorative tails and crested heads make them one of the most visually stunning birds in the world.

In addition to their beauty, these pheasants are known for their unique behaviors. Golden pheasants are known to roost in trees, while Lady Amherst’s pheasants are ground-dwelling birds that prefer to remain hidden in dense underbrush. Both species are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of insects, seeds, and vegetation. The species have also been introduced to various parts of the world, including the United States and Europe, where they have become popular ornamental birds due to their striking appearance. Despite their beauty and popularity, these pheasants face numerous threats including habitat loss and hunting.