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What are the darker birds?

Observed: 8th October 2011 By: lynda07lynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birds
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Can anyone tell me what the two darker birds are please?

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Refugee's picture

Exotic

They look like one of the darker exotic breeds that have been introduced by some game keepers.
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/141605
This is another one that does not look like the common ones.

Refugee

Fenwickfield's picture

Bought in

They are bought in as day old chick's and in recent years these colours have become more common,but it is still a common Pheasant.

Fenwickfield

lynda07's picture

Ok, thanks for all of that -

Ok, thanks for all of that - Lynda

Lynda

Refugee's picture

Agree

I think it is just a fad they have to buy in ones that shade. They will fade to the common shade after a year or so if they do not buy them in.

Refugee

RoyW's picture

Fairly frequent in some areas.

Dark Pheasants like this are an ever present part of the breeding population in some areas.