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.
CLOSED: ID this bird
Silver Pheasant, female. Escaped from a zoo (from southeast Asia originally).
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.
lots of people raise exotic Pheasants in the states
see this website http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=17&sid=020553cb1b8d120c79f1f817a4ec2638