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CLOSED: ID this bird

Valparaiso, IN

a friend saw this in his yard in Michigan last night. about the size of a football. red eye rings, red talon. What is it? Is it young or adult? It let him approach it.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Silver Pheasant, female. Escaped from a zoo (from southeast Asia originally).


Valparaiso, IN

thank you. don't know how it got in a neighborhood yard, unless they are pretty common now. wonder if he'll cook it for Thanksgiving.

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

lots of people raise exotic Pheasants in the states
see this website http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=17&sid=020553cb1b8d120c79f1f817a4ec2638

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