The Golden Pheasant

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The stunning golden pheasant is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) belongs to the family Phasianidae (pheasants). The Golden Pheasant or Chinese pheasant “Chrysolophus pictus” is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China. Its feral populations have been established in the UK, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. By natural habitats golden pheasant are particularly aggressive because they have a “harem” structure, mating with several hens a year.
The adult golden pheasant is approximately 90 to 105 cm in length.The golden pheasant is unmistakable with its golden crest and rump and bright red body. The deep orange "cape" can be feast in display, appearing as an alternating black and orange fan that covers all of the face but its bright yellow eye with a pinpoint black pupil. The Golden pheasants normally lay 8 to 12 eggs at…

Spanish Wildlife Kingfisher

This is the first of a series of shorts about spanish wildlife. Just image and sound, 90 seconds into our natural world.
Featuring: The European Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
We spent several days with this female trying to document its amazing hunting skills. It was really a pleasure to work with such cooperative individual.
Photography: Alberto Saiz & Nacho Ruiz
Editon: Nacho Ruiz
Postproduction: Alberto Saiz
Shot on the Red Epic.
Special thanks to Paco Segarra & César Pastor.
Produced by NaturaHD Films for Fundación Aquae.

WILDLIFE IN 90 SECONDS:The European Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) from NaturaHD Films on Vimeo.

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