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Chinese bird masters the art of Trump’s combover

The similarities are uncanny.


Austin Powell

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 15, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 2:21 pm CDT

If the mental image of Donald Trump in the White House gives you heartburn, try picturing this golden pheasant instead. 

Tourists are apparently flocking to see this male bird, known as Little Red, at the Hangzhou Safari Park in China’s Zhejiang province. You have to admit, with its combover and rusty tan face, the similarities are striking. 

Photo via Hangzhou Safari Park/Daily Mail

The Little Red, also known as the Chinese pheasant, can be difficult to find in the wild. They’re native to the more mountainous parts of western China, and they prefer dark, dense forests. The adult male is usually between 90–105 cm in length, most of that being in its flashy tale. 

“So does this bird look like Trump, or does Trump look like a Chinese pheasant?” one user asked on Weibo, China’s messaging service. 

Honestly, it’s hard to tell anymore. 

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2016, 11:28 am CST