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Pheasants: Anyone missing a silver pheasant? I know where it is.

Silver pheasant by Danny Guiao, Concord, CA
silver pheasant craig elliott concord

We live in the Crossings area of Concord, CA. Attached is a picture of a visitor that landed on the backyard fence and spent some time in the backyard last week. Any clue as to what it is? Possibly someone’s pet?
Craig Elliott, Concord, CA

It’s a silver pheasant (native to Southeast Asia and China). Probably escaped from someone’s aviary. That’s why it is so tame. This happens occasionally. I usually get an exotic pheasant photo to identify 2-3 times a year.
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Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2010
Under: Exotic wildlife, Pheasants | 3 Comments »