Pheasant, Ghost or something else???...

  • Have just seen two totally white (not pale) albino (or leucistic) pheasants in the valley above Dovestones Resevoir nr Oldham. Both had red wattles, so does that make them male? Hope the sometimes resident peregrines don't enjoy a bit of Pheasant!

    Leander3
  • In reply to Leander3:

    Leander3 said:
    Both had red wattles, so does that make them male?

    Yes. only the males should have red wattles, but I think the fact they are red does mean the birds are leucistic and not true albinos.

    Although I have not seen white pheasants, I have seen several pale and odd coloured birds towards Binn Green Car Park too, so they must have put some specially bred white ones in the flock at one stage.

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