Golden pheasants in China, male and female


Golden pheasant male on table, 5 April 2018

Still 5 April 2018 at the hide in Shaanxi province in China. After seeing golden pheasants earlier that day, at 15:40 no less than five male golden pheasants came. They went to the stoney table …

Golden pheasant male off table, 5 April 2018

… and jumped off it.

Golden pheasant male on tree stump, on 5 April 2018

They went to the tree stump …

Golden pheasant male on tree, Shaanxi, on 5 April 2018

… and to the fallen tree with fungi on it …

Golden pheasant male on ground, Shaanxi, on 5 April 2018

… and to the ground …

Golden pheasant male on table, Shaanxi, on 5 April 2018

… and to the table again.

At 16:10, there were three male golden pheasants.

At 16:45 there was just one male golden pheasant.

One golden pheasant male, Shaanxi, on 5 April 2018

At 17:18, again one male golden pheasant came, and went.

Golden pheasant female, Shaanxi, on 5 April 2018

A few minutes later, a female golden pheasant.

Golden pheasant female on table, Shaanxi, on 5 April 2018

The female went to the food on the table. However, then a northern goshawk caught an oriental turtle dove. This distressed all birds which flew away. Including the female pheasant. Usually, pheasants prefer running to flying, even if fleeing from danger. But this was apparently an exception for this female.

With nearly all birds gone, it became time for us to go as well. However, there will be another blog post about the golden pheasant hide: about the non-pheasant birds we saw there.

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