The British Pheasant Has an Alluring Plumage.

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I have Painted my British Pheasant in oil paint using Palette knives, as I Have done in my painting FLY FISHING IN TRANQUILITY

A Pheasant in full Colour
I Philip The Pheasant

British Pheasants are large, long-tailed game birds. The males have rich chestnut, golden-brown and black markings on their bodies and tails, with a dark green head and red face wattling. Females are mottled with paler brown and black. They were introduced to the UK many years ago and more recent introductions have brought in a variety of breeds for sport shooting.

the British pheasant is native to Asia and parts of Europe like the northern foothills of the Caucasus and the Balkans. It has been widely introduced elsewhere as a game bird. In parts of its range, namely in places where none of its relatives occur such as in Europe, where it is naturalised, it is simply known as the “pheasant“. Ring-necked pheasant is both the name used for the species as a whole in North America and also the collective name for a number of subspecies and their intergrades that have white neck rings.

It is a well-known gamebird, among those of more than regional importance perhaps the most widespread and ancient one in the whole world. The common pheasant is one of the world’s most hunted birds;[5] it has been introduced for that purpose to many regions, and is also common on game farms where it is commercially bred. Ring-necked pheasants in particular are commonly bred and were introduced to many parts of the world; the game farm stock, though no distinct breeds have been developed yet, can be considered semi-domesticated. The ring-necked pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota, one of only two US state birds that is not a species native to the United States.

350x280 Original Painting

Original Oil Painting £500 /350×280, High Quality Giclee Digital Print on German Etching Paper £100 unframed 400×300, Digital Printed A5 Cards £5

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