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Common Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus


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.


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

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Common Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus Common Pheasant

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Kira M
Kira M 8 years ago

Thank you, Shanna!

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 where you have all the "rules" of Project Noah :-)
You have also a blog where we post articles from our best specialists in the diferents areas and also storys of wildlife "adventures" from our most knowened users.
There are also the chats for elp in the id process and to comment your's and other's spottings.
Attention when join local missions they have a range that is in the mission map,see first that before only can submit spotting in a mission if the photos where taken inside the mission range.
Enjoy your self,see you arround :-)

They were introduced as a game bird in 1842. For more information you can read

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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