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Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Appearance:

Male unmistakable. A stunningly colourful bird with a dark, metallic green head with bright red bare sides. Female dark buff with dark spots. Can be mistaken for female Golden Pheasant, or Lady Amherst's Pheasant, but these have barred breast. Both sexes with straight, very long, tapering tails.

Sound:

Diverse repertoire of harsh cackling sounds. Male call can be heard for more than a kilometer away; a very harsh, staccato and explosive "kaa" or "ka-kaa", with last syllable falling in pitch.

Song:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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Facts:
Length (cm):
53-89
Wingspan (cm):
70-90
Weight (gram):
750-1700
Size group:
Crow-size
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Silhouette Group:
Grouse-like
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