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Green Pheasant

The Green Pheasant is a species native to Japan and is, in fact, the country’s national bird. It is somewhat similar in appearance to the more common Ringed-neck Pheasant. Cocks have a dark green mantle and chest with an iridescent violet neck and a green-purple tail. Hens are smaller and are a dull brown color with darker spots.

While more widespread in Japan, this bird can also be found in Hawaii. Interestingly enough, the Green Pheasant is said to be sensitive to the movement of the earth beneath it and was used as an indicator for impending earth quakes in its native country. This bird eats grains, insects and plants and can be found near farmland, usually within the sanctuary of thick grassland or shrub.

Green Pheasant

Where to Hunt Green Pheasant

Pluck it

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  Around the age of 12 I went on my first bird shoot in the state of Ohio. One snowy, winter morning my dad and a few family friends drove to a local shooting preserve. I had just gotten my first shotgun for Christmas, a single-barrel break-action 410. We rode to fields of manicured milo separated … Read more

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