Hume’s pheasant is polygynous, with a cock (male pheasant) usually being accompanied by two to three hens (7). The breeding season is thought to last from February to July, with egg-laying beginning in March (2) (7). Females lay a clutch of six to ten eggs in a nest of dried leaves, twigs and feathers on the ground, and are solely responsible for their full 24 to 28 days incubation (2) (7).
This pheasant has been recorded feeding on fruit, seeds, leaves, buds and roots of over 40 plant species, as well as on worms, snails and insects (2) (7). While adults feed primarily on vegetable matter, insects form the bulk of the diet for young birds (2) (7).