Flushing melanistic pheasant (green)
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Flushing Green Pheasant
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Flushing Green Pheasant
A hybrid of Phasianus versicolor from the pheasant family Phasianidae, originally native to Georgia this variety has been widely introduced elsewhere as a game bird and is typically known as the "ring-necked pheasant". The word pheasant is derived from the ancient town of Phasis, the predecessor of modern Poti in Western Georgia. The green pheasant (P. versicolor) of Japan is sometimes placed as subspecies within the Common Pheasant. The present example which can be identified as a male according to its plummage may be classified as a flavistic (isabelline or fawn) specimen due to its tawny colors mixed with green. Length 30in
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