Pheasant, a native to Asia, is a non-migrating bird found throughout Europe. The word pheasant is derived from the ancient town of Phasis which is now known as Poti in Georgia. They spend almost their entire life on the ground, rarely ever in trees and consume a variety of foods including, insects, seeds, and leaves.
The male pheasants are colorful, 60–89 cm in length with 50 cm long tail. The body plumage is bright gold or copper-red and chestnut-brown plumage with iridescent sheen of green. This allows him to glamorously show and woo his harem but also to retract and slip back into the tall grasses and camouflage into the environment, demonstrating balance and good judgement.
The female pheasants are modest in color able often mottled brown plumage and typically 50-63 cm long with a 20cm tail. She’s able to blend into her environment to protect her youngs and hold the gift of life.
Roosters have a harem of several females during the spring mating season, however; they do not incubate the eggs nor participate in raising their young ones. Hen pheasants nest on the ground, producing a single clutch of about 10-12 eggs over a two week period. After she lays the last egg, she will then incubate them for about 24 days. The clutch will hatch all on the same day — many in May and June.
|Dimensions||17 × 5.5 cm|