Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Taken at Seaton Marshes, Devon.
The Pheasant is a non-native bird that was first introduced by the Normans in the 11th century as a game bird.
Male Pheasants are unmistakable with their iridescent copper-coloured plumage. The head, small ear tufts and neck are green, though the throat and cheeks are glossed purple. Their face and wattle are red. The tail is paler and has broad barring. Some races (P. torquatus) have white neck band.
The female Pheasant is buff coloured with dark brown markings.