Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor)

The Green Pheasant is a beautiful bird that is native to Japan. It belongs to the family of birds known as Phasianidae, which includes pheasants and partridges.

The Green Pheasant is a large, colorful bird that can measure up to 100 cm in length and weigh up to 1.5 kg. The males are more brightly colored than the females, with a green and copper-colored head and neck, a greenish-yellow body, and a red beak and eyes. The females are more muted in color, with brown and gray feathers.

These birds are primarily found in the forests and grasslands of Japan, where they make their homes in the dense underbrush. They are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and animals, and their diet includes a wide variety of foods such as seeds, fruit, insects, and small mammals.

The Green Pheasant is known for its distinctive, mournful call, which is often heard in the early morning and late afternoon. They are also known for their impressive flying ability, which is aided by their powerful wings.

While the Green Pheasant is not currently considered endangered, it is still threatened by habitat loss and hunting in some areas. However, conservation efforts are being made to protect these beautiful birds and to ensure their survival for generations to come.

Overall, the Green Pheasant is a stunning bird that is beloved by many in Japan and around the world. Its striking appearance and beautiful call make it a true treasure of the natural world.

Other names

Phasianus versicolor



Green Pheasant

faisà verd



zeleni fazan

bažant zelený

Grøn Fasan

Groene Fazant


Faisan versicolore


Fagiano versicolore


žaliasis fazanas


bażant pstry


Зелёный фазан

bažant zelený

Faisán verde

grön fasan

фазан японський



zaļais fazāns