- 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.
The Male Pheasant
- 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.
The Female Pheasant
- Less ornate bird.
- Has a duller, mottled brown plumage all over it’s body.
- The female nests on the ground anytime from April to June.
- It can lay a clutch of about 10 eggs for hatching.
- The incubation period is approximately 23-28 days.
- The chicks stay close to the female for several weeks.
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