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Ring-necked Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Notes:

This guy was running our 1/2 acre garden out in the country.

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18 Comments

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Grandiosa

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

i like the 2nd shot best...it show the colors

AlikaKay
AlikaKay 9 years ago

Nopayahnah- I think so. Vanhevel- Thank you for your kind words!! I crawled quite far to get close enough to this guy to get good shots!!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely series !

vanhevel
vanhevel 9 years ago

woah! great series, the images are all so crisp!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Could it be molting?

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

I think it is a bird - LOL. Good capture and provocation to boot.

AlikaKay
AlikaKay 9 years ago

I have raised many ring-necked pheasants and never seen one like this. It was a little sickly looking so that might be part of it. Thank you for investigating Liam! & thanks for the input auntnance123!

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

I believe you're right, Liam. The tail is too long for a francolin (as well as a spurfowl in case it was an escapee of something exoctic).

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

A ratty juvenile male Ring-necked Pheasant it seems to be:
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?...

AlikaKay
AlikaKay 9 years ago

Go right ahead Liam, i don't mind at all. I was hoping you would see my unknown post!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

An escapee for sure. I'm thinking a type of Francolin. Mind if I ask some friends?

AlikaKay
AlikaKay 9 years ago

Thank you Emma, i didn't even think of that.

AlikaKay
AlikaKay 9 years ago

Thank you Gerardo! I think it's some kind of pheasant but I cant find a picture match.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

The last one with it eating the Seed Pod is great. Great one for the Seed Pod mission!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Beautiful bird

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Grate series!

AlikaKay
Spotted by
AlikaKay

Salem, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2011
Submitted on Feb 21, 2012

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