Golden pheasants with flamboyant feathers spotted foraging in SW China

On January 5, 2022, in the Shanwangping Nature Reserve located in Nanchuan District of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, golden pheasants, which are under second-class state protection nationally, were spotted foraging in snow.

The golden pheasant is endemic to China. It is famous for its vivid feathers and long tail and is considered a prototype of the mythical phoenix.

(All images via CFP)

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