The golden pheasant is a bird native to forests and mountainous areas of China, although feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Australia, and many other countries in Europe and South America. The male’s deep orange “cape” can be spread in display, appearing as an alternating black and orange fan that covers all of the face except its bright yellow eye with a pinpoint black pupil. The female is a more subdued brown, shown in the foreground of photo 6.