Smaller than a pheasant, the male is very brightly coloured with a yellow crown and lower back, dark wings and upper neck, red underparts and long finely barred tail. The female is paler brown than a female pheasant. It is a shy bird, keeping to dark, dense woodland. Roosts in trees at night.
What they eat:
Leaves and buds, insects and spiders.
- UK breeding:
- 50-100 pairs
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.