Is this a pheasant?!

I had a visitor on my garden fence this morning, I guess it’s some sort of pheasant due to the length of its tale and red face, it threw me though because it didn’t have a green head like a male common pheasant. Is it a juvenile?

  • Hello Em, I would say you are right; young male common pheasant slowly gaining its adult plumage.

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  • I think it looks like a Pheasant, I was surprised as my daughter had a blue pheasant visiting her garden regularly up to 2 years ago. I also spotted a white pheasant near our home last year. Presumed it must be an Albino. Don’t know if that is rare though.
  • Hi Em I should say you are correct with juvenile male Pheasant.
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