Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Phasianidae
        Scientific Name : Phasianus Colchicus

                       Size(L) : 53cm - 84cm 
                                         (21in - 33in)
                Wing Span : 71cm - 86cm 
                                         (28in - 34in)
                       Weight : 0.9kg - 1.5kg
                                         (1.9lbs - 3.3lbs)
                 Top Speed : 30km/h (18mph)

                  Life Span : 7 - 10 years
                      Colour : Brown, Black, Tan,
                                      Yellow, Orange, 
                                       Red, Green
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Brightly coloured 
                                      feathers and long
                                       tail of the male
  1. Pheasants are large sized birds found in the fields and woodlands all around the world.
  2. Pheasants are very well known for their brightly colored feathers.
  3. The various colors include brown, black, tan, yellow, orange, red and green.
  4. There are around 35 species of pheasants found worldwide.
  5. They are closely related to wild chickens found in the Indian jungles.
  6. The male pheasants are almost twice the size of the females called hens and sometimes grow up to 90cm long.
  7. The male pheasants have brightly colored feathers but the hens are a dull grey or brown.
  8. They are omnivores feeding on seeds, berries, fruits, insects, worms and small reptiles.
  9. Their numerous predators include foxes, dogs and wildcats.
  10. Humans hunt pheasants for their meat and feathers.
  11. The female pheasants lay between 8 -12 eggs (which are quite large in size) per clutch.
  12. The eggs hatch after a month of incubation and the chicks are nursed by both the parents till they fledge.
  13. Their average lifespan is between 7-10 years.
  14. Pheasants are solitary birds.
  15. Habitat loss and over hunting are bringing down their numbers rapidly.

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