Very little is known of their habits in the wild, in the mountains of central China.
Male and female Golden Pheasants look different in appearance. Males measure 90 – 105 centimetres in length with the tail making up two thirds of the total length.
Females are slightly smaller measuring 60 – 80 centimetres in length with the tail making up half of the total length.
Golden Pheasants mainly feed on the ground on grain, invertebrates, berries, grubs and seeds as well as other kinds of vegetation.
The life span of a Golden Pheasant is 5 – 6 years.