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By Jerra

Cock Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus torquatus)

Another emergency blip.  This Cock Pheasant has become a recent visitor to the garden.  He stands out from out usual visitors by the grey patches on the wings and rump.

There have been 6 subspecies of Pheasant recorded in the UK.  I suspect the vast majority are a mix of the subspecies.  This individual, perhaps a recent release from a shooting estate, seems to be showing more of the torquatus subspecies than usual.

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