Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant aka. Common Pheasant aka. Pheasant
Wetlands Edge Park, American Canyon, California, USA
December 2016
Member of the Turkey, Grouse, and Partridge Family
§A Brace of Pheasant§
The State Bird of South Dakota

~true bird fact~ Like many other popular game birds, pheasants have unusually developed breast muscles (the 'white meat). What this meat is actually there for is to allow these predominantly ground-based bird to have short bursts of extremely quick flight. They can travel (briefly) almost straight up and reach nearly 40 miles per hour.

Loves to give and receive presents
Member of the 99 percent (a peasant)
Discontent when his time is misspent at a government event

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