Pheasant ID help

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Finn Davey
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Pheasant ID help

Postby Finn Davey » Fri May 01, 2020 6:20 pm

This observation has popped up on iNaturalist.
Doesn't look like a Ring-necked or even a Golden Pheasant which sometimes escapes.
I'm completely lost to how I could ID this bird.
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/444 ... nt_4496601

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les
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Re: Pheasant ID help

Postby les » Fri May 01, 2020 7:57 pm

its a hybrid?looks like amherstXreeves or goldenXreeves??
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Re: Pheasant ID help

Postby Finn Davey » Fri May 01, 2020 9:51 pm

Yeah, I thought it was some weird hybrid too. I just didn't what could be in it.
The blue wings could come from a Amhert's?
Byrd
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Re: Pheasant ID help

Postby Byrd » Sat May 02, 2020 9:00 am

Looks most like an Amherst's X Reeves'
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Re: Pheasant ID help

Postby les » Sat May 02, 2020 7:50 pm

could be either?they both have the same wings.The chest has throwen brown instead of red of the golden or white in an amherst`s.Anybodies guess,brasses me off that people put crosses like this out there.if an unsuspecting buyer was to get a hen of mixed parentage they may never be able to tell visually.The first thing they do is breed from it and sell the youngsters to some other unsuspecting person.

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