[Tweeters] RE: Pheasant
josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 10:40:25 PST 2015
Hello Mrs. Kidston,
Your bird looks like a Tenebrosus Pheasant, which is a color morph of the Ring-necked Pheasant (known as Common Pheasant in Europe). Scientific name is "Phasianus colchichus var. tenebrosus". I am not sure if it has ever been naturally recorded among the introduced populations in Washington, but it is popularly bred in the UK and elsewhere. Anything's possible, though; this could be a "wild" (introduced but naturalized) bird!
Either way, it's a pretty pheasant, and it's special to have one in your yard.
Good birding to you, Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA
Josh.n.glant at gmail.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Tweeters