Sunday photoblogging: pheasant

by Chris Bertram on February 20, 2022




Alan White 02.20.22 at 4:54 pm

Very striking portrait!


JRLRC 02.20.22 at 8:25 pm

Beautiful plumage -looks like bronze armor.
This is a spontaneous portrait of a “punk” duck:


Frank Wilhoit 02.21.22 at 2:25 pm

Is this a wild bird or a farmed bird? The latter is implied by the fact that it has scissor-beak, which results from overgrowth, which (usually) results from fatty-liver disease, which (usually) results from an excessively rich diet, especially one that depends too much upon seeds. Fortunately, correct diet reverses the disease and its effects. Species-specific pelleted diets are available.


oldster 02.21.22 at 5:33 pm

Unrealistic standards of beauty promoted by glamorized photos on social media have a negative effect on the self-image and mental health of adolescent pheasants.


Chris Bertram 02.21.22 at 8:30 pm

@Frank, well, it was in my mother’s garden rather than on a farm, so I assume it was wild (unless escaped).


Doug K 02.22.22 at 10:11 pm

He’s got a fine ram-you-damn-you look to him..

There aren’t many wild pheasants in England.. was astonished to read the numbers of cage-bred birds released every year, “an estimated 35 million pheasants released each year.”

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