cock; long flowing tail; brilliant body colors (Zoo; 2012-09-30)

Golden Pheasant
Chrysolophus pictus

Native Range: Oriental Region

Notes: a spectacular pheasant native to central and western China; shows strong sexual dimorphism with the hen bein streaked in brown but the cock having a gorgeous plumage of many bright colors.

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-30)

strutting his stuff (Zoo; 2012-09-30)

frontal view (Zoo; 2012-09-30)

dorsal view (Zoo; 2012-09-30)

posing for a body portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-30)

posing for a head portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-30)