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Deep in the Lair of the Perpetually Curious Fox

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Phasianus colchicus mongolicus; Phil and Lizzie the Mongolian Ringnecked Pheasants

After evading my camera for months, finally I managed to get a shot at the Mongolian Ringnecked Pheasant that's been making its home in the neighbourhood for months.

This flashy chap was a released pheasant from the nearby pheasant reserve south of town. No, I won't eat him either. He's too amusing to be eaten. In fact, he's called Phil.

Maybe I'll get a hen pheasant for him in the spring, seeing that he's built several nests around here, and been squawking and preening for a mate for a while ...  :)

Update 6th March 2012

Phil has managed to call in a hen to share the territory with him... but at a price - an off-leash dog managed to snap at him injuring one of his leg

For obvious reasons, I've decided to name the pheasant hen "Lizzie"
A couple of videos shot today ... of Lizzie feeding off the bird feeder scatters, and of Phil patrolling his territory on one leg. Maybe I should rename him Long John Silver.

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