Trump and the Golden Pheasant - Birds of a Feather

The coiffure of 'Little Red,' a five-year-old golden pheasant in a Chinese safari park is strikingly similar to that of the president-elect of the United States.

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The Chinese red pheasant with the Trump coiffure.
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The inspiration behind Donald Trump's flamboyant hairstyle has finally been identified – a bird in China known as the golden pheasant.

Pictures of the bird have been widely shared on Chinese social media ever since a journalist from Hangzhou took a picture of the male bird and pointed out the "striking similarity" between him and the United States president-elect, according to the Mail Online.

The five-year-old bird lives in the Hangzhou Safari Park in eastern China.

The keeper of the bird, identified as Mr. Gao, said the pheasant was called "Little Red" because of his extremely red feathers.

He said that pheasants have thicker and brighter feathers in winter for additional insulation, explaining why "Little Red" has such golden feathers on his head at this time of the year.

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