Monday, February 20, 2017

Do you Know What Kind of Pheasant This Is?

This beautiful pheasant is a Lady Amherst. They are native to south western China and Tibet but there is an established self-supporting in England. 

The adult Lady Amherst males can average about 43 inches in length with it's tail accounting for 31 inches of the total length. The males have the black and silver head, long grey tail and rump, and red, blue, white and yellow body plumage. Just like the picture above. 

The adult Lady Amherst females have a much less showy, as they have a duller mottled brown plumage all over. The female is very like the female Golden Pheasant, but has a darker head and cleaner underparts. 

These pheasants usually roost in the trees at night. They can fly but they prefer to run. Their diet is like the same as other pheasant with eating grains but they like insects, larvae, earthworms, millipedes, snails and spiders as well. 

They are a beautiful pheasant and I wouldn't mind seeing one in nature at some point in my life. What about you? 

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