Fancy-tailed bird: the Reeves's pheasant
In China's first national forest park Zhangjiajie, in central Hunan Province, lives a fancy and unique bird. The Reeves's pheasant is a species endemic to China. Its beautiful plumage is a combination of gold, white, black and red. The most outstanding characteristic of this pheasant is its extremely long tail, which measures up to 160 centimeters.
The Reeves's pheasant is listed by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable. Its population is decreasing due to fragmented habitat.
CGTN Nature's documentary crew is currently filming at the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The footage they've sent back provides us with a glimpse of this amazing natural wonder. More stunning videos of Zhangjiajie are coming soon, so please follow our updates.
(Video provided by CGTN Nature film crew, cover image via VCG.)
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