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Courting time for Golden Pheasants at the Melbourne Zoo
The Golden Pheasant or “Chinese Pheasant”, (Chrysolophus pictus) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. It is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

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I began my photographic hobby at the age of 12, developing and printing 120, 620 &35mm B&W, forever learning and refining the fascinating art of photography. Now at 78 I still continue with increased enjoyment using digital medium – and still learning.
My favourite places for photography are the Melbourne Zoos . These are the Melbourne Zoo , the Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
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  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricabout 7 years ago

    Very nice image. The colors are wonderful.

  • Charlene Aycock IPA
    Charlene Aycoc...about 7 years ago

    Love the close up shot and the colors great pic

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Charlene and pmistric :-)

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 7 years ago

    Excellent capture, the colours and clarity perfect.

  • clarkey
    clarkeyabout 7 years ago

    His golden feathers are beautiful and you have captured their shine very well. Lovely photo.

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Steven and clarkey, he certainly looks good, and he’s certainly got the female pheasant interested ! :-)

  • adamecki
    adameckiabout 7 years ago

    WOW. Nice colors

  • Dimf
    Dimfabout 7 years ago


  • migueldelmonte
    migueldelmonteabout 7 years ago

    Very nice capture Tom, well done

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Angela, Dimf and migueldelmonte, appreciate your kind comments :-)

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