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Observed: 20th February 2013 By: roly polyroly poly’s reputation in Birds
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Latin name

You ought to add a scientific name, just press "get recommended" having entered the common name.

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Pheasant ( phasianus colchicus

Never seen previously by my contacts. Does anyone have any information on why such a gender confusion occurs .Only appeared late last year, 2012.

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Pheasant (phasianus colchicus)

I was asking around if anyone could tell what had happened to the genes etc of this gender confused bird. Never seenpreviously or any pheasant like it.

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Gender confused? I can't see any evidence of any female genes here. Could be a young male moulting into adult plumage, or just an unusual colour form. There are almost as many forms of common pheasant as there are mallards.

Bob Ford