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The golden pheasant is a bird native to forests and mountainous areas of China, although feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Australia, and many other countries in Europe and South America. The male’s deep orange “cape” can be spread in display, appearing as an alternating black and orange fan that covers all of the face except its bright yellow eye with a pinpoint black pupil. The female is a more subdued brown, shown in the foreground of photo 6.

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Pheasants at Castle Howard, Yorkshire by Kris Newby▲

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So this is what Leo looks like when hes molting. I took these pictures after he had a bath, so you can see the pin feathers better. Red Golden pheasant males like Leo have a ‘cape’ of feathers that they extend when in display. In order to do this they have special muscles and thicker feathers. So when they are grown in they are beautiful, but when they molt it looks rather disturbing.

Also included a pic of after he was dry as a reference.

Tumblr pet bird census 2017 - results;

Thankyou all for participating in this.
All together there are 1,203 birds in the count.

Below, they are seperated into species and sub-species in descending order.

348 Budgies

224 Cockatiels 

216 Chickens

- 18 Rhode Island reds
- 6 Silky
- 2 Black Sumatra
- 4 American Bantams
- 3 Belgian Bearded D'Uccle Bantams
- 1 Buckeye
- 2 Buff Orphingtons
- 1 Brahma
- 2 Marans
- 1 Isa Brown
- 1 Sussex
- 6 Isa Brown/Sussex mix
- 1 Golden Laced Wyndotte
- 165 Other

99 Conures
- 69 Green Cheeked  
- 10 Sun 
- 3 Blue Crowned 
- 1 Lilac Crowned 
- 6 Nanday
- 3 Jenday
- 1 Red Throated
- 3 Yellow Sided
- 1 Nanday/Sun Hybrid
- 1 Peach-Fronted

41 Finch
- 11 Society,
- 24 Zebra,
- 2 Green Singer,
- 1 Gouldian,
- 4 Other

40 Lovebirds
- 18 Peachface
- 1 Black Masked
- 8 Fischer
- 13 Other

38 dove
- 17 Diamond
- 13 Ringneck
- 7 Other 

26 Indian Ringnecks      

24 African Greys 
- 16 Congo
- 4 Timneh
- 4 Other

21 Quail
- 20 Button 
- 1 Chinese Dwarf

18 parrotlet

11 Quaker

11 Canaries

10 Amazon

- 1 Orange winged
- 1 Red Crowned
- 1 White Fronted
- 1 Red Lored
- 4 Blue Fronted
- 1 Yellow Naped
- 1 Other

8 Pigeons
- 2 Fancy 
- 2 Mixed breed
- 1 Rock 
- 1 Classic Old Frill
- 3 Other 

8 Cockatoos
- 1 Sulphur Crested
- 1 Lesser Sulphur Crested
- 1 Blue Eyed
- 2 Goffins
- 2 Umbrella
- 1 Moluccan
- 1 Other 

6 Sengal

6 Macaw

- 2 Hahns
- 2 Severe
- 2 Blue & Gold
- 1 Other

5 Ducks
- 1 Muscovy
- 4 Other

5 Meyers Parrot

4 Canary-wing Parakeet

4 Caique

- 1 Black Beaded
- 1 White Bellied
- 2 Other 

4 Bourke Parrots

3 Guinea Fowl

3 Rainbow Lorikeet

3 Eclectus

3 Kakariki

4 Poinus
- 2 Blue Headed
- 1 Bronze winged 
- 1 White Capped Maxamillion Poinus mix

2 Jardine Parrots 

2 Moustache Parakeet 

2 Lineolated parakeets

1 Indian Ringneck/Moustache Parrrot Hybrid

1 Red-bellied parrot

1 Pheasant

1 port Lincoln parrot

*Disclaimer*
Some reblogs and tags were deemed invalid as there wasn’t enough information including breeds or types of birds for me to add your information to the count.

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Ring-necked Pheasants

I realize it’s common for male and female birds of the same species often have different colors, but Ring-necked Pheasants take this to an extreme. A transplant from Asia, the males have an amazing diversity of colors. I think the understated beauty of the hens is highly underrated.