Check out these gorgeous pheasants from around the world:

Lady Amherst PheasantLady Amherst Pheasant
Habitat: Forested areas and bamboo thickets of southwestern China and northern Burma

This species is closely related to the Red Golden Pheasant (shown below). An adult male is 100-120 cm in length, its tail accounting for 80 cm of the total length. It is unmistakable with its black and silver head, long grey tail and rump, and red, blue, white and yellow body plumage.

Peach PheasantPeach Pheasant
The result of crossbreeding different types of pheasants. Not found in nature. Reminds me of peach cobbler.

Golden Pheasant

Golden PheasantRed Golden Pheasant
Habitat: native to the mountainous regions of western China

Also known as the Chinese Pheasant, this bird is commonly found in zoos and aviaries. It is claimed that these were the first species of pheasant brought to North America and that George Washington owned some.

Bulwer's PheasantBulwer’s Pheasant

Bulwer's PheasantBulwer’s Pheasant Head Detail
Habitat: forests of Borneo

When trying to impress a girl, males will strut about slowly, inflating their blue facial wattles while raising and spreading their brilliant tail. Sexy. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to habitat loss & local hunting. Not Sexy.

Bornean Crested Fireback PheasantBornean Crested Fireback
Habitat: the tropical rainforest regions of Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra and Borneo

Unlike most pheasants of their size, Bornean Crested Firebacks are not polygamous and are usually seen in pairs. I do love a committed pheasant. These guys are also threatened by habitat loss & destruction.

Himalayan Monal PheasantHimalayan Mona
Habitat: The Himalayas, from eastern Afghanistan to western China

Slightly resembling a peacock due to its bright plumage and very long crest, the Himalayan Monal is the national bird of Nepal. This bird gained some recognition when in the 2009 Disney-Pixar Film Up, the large flightless tropical bird “Kevin” (which is actually a female) was based upon the iridescent appearance of a male Himalayan Monal found at the Sacramento Zoo. The bird, named Genghis, has since died.

Temminck's Tragopan PheasantTemminck’s Tragopan Pheasant

Temminck's Tragopan PheasantTemminck’s Tragopan Pheasant with his bib extended
Habitat: the forests of northern South Asia, from northern India to China

This is considered by many to be the most beautiful pheasant in the world due to it’s vibrant blue & red wattle and orange-crimson body. When trying to court a female, the male will inflate his wattle and raise the two blue horns above his head. So basically, he gets super horny.
Blood PheasantBlood Pheasant

Habitat: originating in the Himalayas, ranging from Nepal through Tibet into
northern Burma and northwest China

Aptly named the blood pheasant, this relatively small bird is most recognizable due to the male’s distinctive red feathers. This is the only species of the genus Ithaginis. Creepy name but a beautiful bird. True blood fans will like this one.

Here’s a great video narrated by David Attenborough featuring the Bulwer’s Pheasant, Temminck’s Trogopan, Himalayan Monal & a few others: