golden pheasant

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golden pheasant

n.
A pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) of Tibet and western China that has a long tail and brilliantly colored plumage.

golden pheasant

n
(Animals) a brightly coloured pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus, of the mountainous regions of W and central Asia, the males of which have a crest and ruff

gold′en pheas′ant


n.
a pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus, orig. of W China and Tibet, having brilliant scarlet, orange, gold, green, and black plumage.
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Noun1.golden pheasant - brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western and central Asiagolden pheasant - brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western and central Asia
pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
Chrysolophus, genus Chrysolophus - golden pheasants
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QUICK thinking bird keepers at Dudley Zoo used sticky tape to save the life of a tiny newborn Chinese pheasant that was struggling to walk.
Among the "alien species" that have now established breeding populations in Britain are helmeted guineafowl, Reeves's pheasant and Chinese pheasant.
There has lately been an auction of stuffed birds", wrote Walpole, "and, as natural history is in fashion, there are physicians and others, who pay forty or fifty guineas (about PS4,000 in today's money) for a single Chinese pheasant, whereas you may buy a live one for five

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