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Common Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Description:

I found this bird in New Zealand next to my family's RV. The colorful one is most likely the male, and the brown one is probably the female.

Notes:

Females and males both have the same tales- light brown with dark stripes.

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Common Pheasant
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6 Comments

Kira M
Kira M 8 years ago

Thank you, Shanna!

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

I was wondering if they were native to NZ, but I see Despina has already answered the question. Welcome to Project Noah! : )

You are welcome Turqouisekillerwhale :-)

Kira M
Kira M 8 years ago

Thanks so much, Antonio! Those links are really going to help me. See you too!

Interesting spotting Turqouisekillerwhale,congrats,thanks for sharing and welcome to Project Noah :-)
I hope you like the site us much we do,there are many features you can explore,first you should read the http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you have all the "rules" of Project Noah :-)
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Enjoy your self,see you arround :-)

They were introduced as a game bird in 1842. For more information you can read
http://books.google.gr/books?id=PVAYcbF3...

Kira M
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Kira M

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 2, 2013

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