All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Ring-necked Pheasant</strong>
<em>Phasianus colchicus</em>
Palo Alto, CA
June 3, 2008

It was quite a surprise to see a Ring-necked Pheasant wandering around the high shrubs near the wetlands. These birds were introduced from Asia as game ...
Ring-necked Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
Palo Alto, CA
June 3, 2008

It was quite a surprise to see a Ring-necked Pheasant wandering around the high shrubs near the wetlands. These birds were introduced from Asia as game birds for hunting. They have spread into undeveloped areas. The males, like this one, are brightly colored (I just wish he had not had his head in the shade!).

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