An elegant, long-tailed pheasant with burnished coppery-brown feathers. Rather secretive; occurs mostly in dense cedar and cypress forests near streams. Male has bright red patch of skin around the eye and long banded tail. Female resembles Japanese subspecies of Ring-necked Pheasant but is reddish, with shorter tail, conspicuous white fringing on breast feathers, and less uniform plumage patterns generally. Gives indistinctive, low “ku-ku” calls while foraging. Male makes deep drumming sounds in breeding season during late winter and early spring.