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Pheasant

Observed: 27th October 2012 By: lynda07lynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Not sure what sort of Pheasant this is

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Neck collar

The white neck collar and grey rump is a feature of sub-species torquatus from China but there are so many different races introduced here that safely identifying any one to subspecies level would likely not be possible from a photograph.

MikeHolland's picture

So do we have a native

So do we have a native Pheasant here in the UK or are they all introduced ????

chrisbrooks's picture

Introduced

I believe the Common Pheasant is wholly introduced to this country, mainly as a game bird. I think it originates from Georgia.

DavidHowdon's picture

All introduced

All the species of Pheasant in the UK are introduced.

Bill Henderson's picture

Something to shoot

Hi

Simply to give our betters something to shoot at.

Bill

Bill Henderson

Stuie Heale's picture

Striking

What lovely colours.

S. Heale