The Male Pheasant
A game bird.
Also known as the Common Pheasant.
Usually live in wooded areas and scrub land.
It feeds on the ground on grain, leaves and invertebrates.
It roosts in trees at night.
Only short distance fliers and usually fly when startled.
Prefer to run.
A highly ornate bird.
It has bright brown plumage with green, purple and white markings.
It has a white ring around it’s neck, with a green and red face.
The male bird can grow between 50 to 90 cm in length.
It has a very long tail which is about half it’s full length.
Here is a book about Modern Pheasant Rearing:
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