Pheasant Tail (Pin Feather)

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Ring-Necked Pheasant Tail

Imported from China and foundphoto_pheasant1 most commonly in the central temperate plains of North America, the wild Ring Neck Pheasant population has actually stemmed from a number of sub-species, most of which were imported by sportsmen for hunting.

The long tail and striking rust, bronze and oranges of the male, makes this game bird, a popular favorite.

The Hen is much less conspicuous marked in mottled browns and grays with less dramatically long tail feathers. Short and broad wings are built for quick jumps and short gliding flights.

Pheasants actually prefer to stay on the ground and out run danger, relying only on short flights when absolutely necessary.

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