Friday, January 11, 2013

The Many Colors Of The Pheasant

The traditional ring neck pheasant, or common pheasant, is a very pretty bird, with red and deep emerald/blue feathers on its head and rich golden brown feathers covering its body. However, the ring neck pheasant's plumage pales in comparison to that of it's colorful cousins. It looks, well, pretty common. Blog | Ring Neck Pheasant
Ring Neck Pheasant Blog | Lady Amherst Pheasant
Lady Amherst Pheasant Blog | Red Golden Pheasant
Red Golden Pheasant Blog | Yellow Golden Pheasant
Yellow Golden Pheasant Blog | green pheasant
Japanese Green Pheasant
Pheasants' plumage actually spans the color spectrum from white to nearly black. Some of these colors are natural and others are the result of captive breeding and hybridization.

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