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Lady Amherst's pheasant - portrait, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands This is not the &quot;pure&quot; species, quite likely it is the Lady Amherst&#039;s-golden cross, a hybrid with the Gold Pheasant. The way to tell is that the pure species&#039; red patch begins at the back of the head, not at the base of the beak as seen here. <br />
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This is not the &quot;pure&quot; species, quite likely it is the Lady Amherst&#039;s-golden cross, a hybrid with the Gold Pheasant. The way to tell is that the pure species&#039; red patch begins at the back of the head, not at the base of the beak as seen here. <br />
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Lady Amherst's pheasant - portrait, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

This is not the "pure" species, quite likely it is the Lady Amherst's-golden cross, a hybrid with the Gold Pheasant. The way to tell is that the pure species' red patch begins at the back of the head, not at the base of the beak as seen here.

Lady Amherst's pheasant - full body, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Too many fences in this zoo, I was not able to isolate a full body shot, but sharing it anyway to get a grasp of the full bird. <br />
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This is not the "pure" species, quite likely it is the Lady Amherst's-golden cross, a hybrid with the Gold Pheasant. The way to tell is that the pure species' red patch begins at the back of the head, not at the base of the beak as seen here. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61469/lady_amhersts_pheasant_-_portrait_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Chrysolophus amherstiae,Europe,Lady Amhersts Pheasant,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo

    comments (6)

  1. Beautiful! Although the yellow "dangler" under its eye makes it look like it has conjunctivitis. Still lovely though <3. I particularly love the white feathers with the blue and black edge. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Don't overlook the tiger print at the end of its tail :) Posted 5 months ago
      1. Definitely a snazzy tail. The entire bird is like a big mishmash of colors and patterns, all of which combine to make a gorgeous pheasant....aside from the somewhat creepy conjunctivitis eye ;). Posted 5 months ago
        1. I'm definitely triggered, dealing with a small eye infection as we speak :) Posted 5 months ago
          1. Aww, feel better :) Posted 5 months ago
            1. Thanks. Today I'm wearing glasses for the first time in my life, it sucks big time. Posted 5 months ago

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The Lady Amherst's Pheasant is a bird of the order Galliformes and the family Phasianidae.

These are native to south western China and Myanmar, but have been introduced elsewhere, and have established a self-supporting, but now declining, feral population in England, the stronghold of which is now in Bedfordshire.

The adult male is 100–120 cm in length, its tail accounting for 80 cm of the total length. It is unmistakable with its black and silver head, long grey.. more

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jun 11, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 13:29.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO720
  • 330mm