Race gallus of eastern part of country has whitish ear spot. More inclined to fly when disturbed than other pheasants. Frequently perches in trees.
evergreen and deciduous forests, secondary growth and scrub from plains up to 1800 m. Common resident, though much reduced due to hunting.
gives the familiar cock-a-doodle-do of the domestic fowl, but slightly higher-pitched and ending more abruptly. Also typical chicken-like clucking notes.