Red Goldens are a favorite of backyard aviculturists because they are hardy and quite easy to raise - not to mention that the males are absolutely stunning in appearance. The bright, beautiful plumage of the male Red Golden pheasant is among the most colorful and attractive of all the world’s birds. They are bred and raised all over the world.
Grey peacock pheasants are one of four subspecies of small, ground-dwelling birds that are native to southeast Asia. Also known as the chinquis, this little bird has plumage in various shades of light to dark mottled grey. Males have large, metallic blue-green to purple markings called ocelli on the wings, tail, and mantle.
Males have a tall, beautiful crest, reminiscent of the peacock. Males are also adorned with beautiful feathering, that is almost metallic-looking, and includes blue, green, red, copper, and white. Both males and females have a patch of turquoise-blue, bare skin around the eyes.
Crossoptilon auritum or Blue Eared Pheasant is another wonderful pheasant species from the avian rich forests of China. Blue Eared Pheasants are large and chunky birds. They are mostly a rich blue-gray color, but with bright red facial patches and distinguishing white tufts (or ear coverts) along the sides of the head.
Swinhoe's Pheasants are large, brilliantly colored birds. Males have bright red facial skin, wattles, and legs. Their feathers, from the neck and over the chest and sides, are mostly shades of midnight blue with lacing patterns of royal and teal blue colors. They also have a white crest and a white patch on their upper back.
Males are predominantly brown and golden in color, with some green, purple, white markings in some individuals. The crown of the head is green, there is an exposed ring of red skin around the eye, the wattle is distinctively red, and the back of the neck is blue.
Description: The male Reeves's Pheasant is quite recognizable, despite the fact that there is a great deal of variation in the feather patterning. A male Reeves's Pheasant holds the current Guinness Book World Record for having the longest tail - some reach over six feet in length.
Description: The male Temminck's Tragopan is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. His coloring is dominated by orange and crimson. He has exposed, blue facial skin that is surrounded by a "mask" of black feathers. He also has ocelli, or "eyes" similar to those on a peacock on his back and breast. His tail and beak are both short, and his legs are pink.
Elliot's Pheasants are a beautiful and rare breed of ornamental pheasant. They are easy to tame and can be very friendly. Elliot's Pheasants are named after a famous orinthologist, Daniel Elliot, who died in 1915, and was one of the founders of the American Orinthologists Union.
Malay Great Argus Pheasants or Argusianus argus are one of the most remarkable species of birds in the world. Among pheasants, the male Great Argus is not the most colorful, but structurally, and especially when he is displaying during breeding season, he is spectacular.