Beautiful Pheasant

As I walked by one of our backyard windows the other morning, I noticed a beautiful pheasant making his way across the yard. I knew that they lived in our field as I saw about 5 babies in early summer. Anyway, I ran and got my camera and shot a few pictures through the window, hoping they would come out halfway decent. (I used a "though the glass" setting on my camera). Lo and behold, I was surprised to see that they did come out well.
The males are highly ornate with bright colors and adornments such as wattles and long tails. The females are a very dull brown/tan which makes them blend in very well with their surroundings. Males are usually larger than females and have longer tails. The males play no part in rearing the young. Pheasants typically eat seeds and some insects.


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