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pheasant

gallinaceous birds which are members of the family Phasianidae, which also includes partridge, quail and peafowls. They are ground feeders and tree roosters, with profuse, brightly colored plumage and a long tail and are the best game bird. There very many species, the best known being Phasianus colchicus, the common ringneck pheasant. Others include blue-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum), golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus), Reeves pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii), silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera).
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Heat a little oil in a cast-iron pan and seal pheasants thoroughly, turning carefully until the entire outside is light golden brown.
The hunting season for pheasants is between October and February and they tend to keep their heads down, but lose their wits.
Curator Matt Lewis said two female Vietnamese pheasants will shortly be joined by a male to start the breeding programme.
The pheasant was still alive, and thanks to the handy mechanic work of his colleagues, they managed to remove the pheasant.
Dad loved pheasants, and he wanted to save as many as he could.
CRP provides high-quality nesting habitat, and it provides thermal cover, so the continued loss of CRP acreage will have a negative effect on pheasant populations in the long run," he said.
It kicks in again the day before the season--or maybe even the morning of opening day, because some pheasant states (such as South Dakota) don't allow hunting until midday.
I can even say: "I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mate.
But staff at the Netherton farm were delighted to welcome 10 pheasant chicks to the ever-growing brood of animals at the farm.
One Sunday afternoon last year I was obliged to halt the traffic on Marton Road to allow a pheasant, which was coming up along the slip-road from the Parkway, to cross the dual carriageway.
Changes in agricultural practices since World War II have led to dramatic declines in ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) populations throughout the Midwestern United States (Etter and others 1988).
Other clubs that will be releasing pen-raised birds include the Antelope Valley Sportsman's Club, Four Winds Pheasant Club and Raahauge's Pheasant Club.