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Melanistic Pheasant var. tenebrosus?


Brilliant blue/green pheasant


Fields and back garden!


I believe this is a breed, not a mutation from the common pheasant

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Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

You're most welcome Jenny, Can't say I've ever seen one that colour up here in Yorkshire either!!

Jenny Simpson
Jenny Simpson 8 years ago

Hi Debbie, thank you for information. I did look under global missions but never saw it! The pheasant will probably turn out to be common but it certainly isn't in deepest Devon!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Hi Jenny, here is the link for rare colour morphs:
it was under global missions where you will find a whole load more :)

Jenny Simpson
Jenny Simpson 8 years ago

Hi Keith,
I am a new girl on the block and I cannot find a mission called 'rare color morphs'. could you please point me in the right direction?

Jenny Simpson
Jenny Simpson 8 years ago

Hi Xiaoxuan,
I don't think it's a Japanese green pheasant as they usually have different colour wings and tail, sometimes white/brown and sometimes pale green/mottled. I have never seen an all green/blue one?

XXD17 8 years ago

I think it could be a Japanese green's a separate species from the common pheasant and it has been introduced in many areas

keithp2012 8 years ago

If it is melanistic please add to rare color morphs mission

Jenny Simpson
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Jenny Simpson

East Devon, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Nov 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 28, 2013

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