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White-winged Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus chrysomelas

Description:

This is almost certainly a male white-winged pheasant, which is about 60–89 cm (24–35 in) in length with a long brown tail, which is about 50 cm (20 in) of the total body length. The back is a rich rust spotted with white with the wings having streaks of white, hence this bird's name. The head is green with a red eye patch and light colored bill. Below is darker. Females are mottled brown.

Habitat:

Grasslands with some shrubbery and agricultural fields in North America. They tend to winter in wetlands.

Notes:

The pheasant family is very large and with many intergrades between races.

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2 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Wow! Terrific!

Awesome capture Gordon,cograts and thanks for sharing

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Feb 24, 2005
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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