Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
More discoveries. NEW: Zeiss Victory SF 32

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

? Albino Pheasant

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Tuesday 7th January 2020, 15:49   #1
Gasman
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NOTTINGHAM
Posts: 8
? Albino Pheasant

Hi

Been away from bird watching for a few years, but spotted this bird near Stamford today.

Looks like a pheasant, walks like a pheasant. Assume it's a Pheasant?

Malc.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1526-2.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	165.9 KB
ID:	714385
Gasman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 7th January 2020, 18:48   #2
fugl
Registered User
BF Supporter 2020

 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 15,432
Yes, an albino pheasant, pink eyes and all. . ..
__________________
Bird photos (Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/fugl/
". . .Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet."

--Gerard Manley Hopkins

Last edited by fugl : Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 06:24.
fugl is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 10th February 2020, 21:32   #3
jim48
jim48

 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: leicestershire
Posts: 28
Hi,

I am not sure that "albino" is quite the right word, "white" seems better. A local shoot round here has turned up a few white pheasants for the last three or four years, and this year there were more than previously, it was not unusual to see four or five birds (both cocks and hens) in the fields along the lane. The do seem to be very nervous. They do stand out, so predators must be a threat.

I have not seen one up close enough to comment on the eye colour, but expect that it is a naturally occuring morph that has been fixed by selective breeding.

Jim
jim48 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rare Albino Pheasant PeakDistrictOnline Your Rarities 2 Tuesday 15th November 2011 07:45
Female Lady Amherest Pheasant or Golden Pheasant indep14 Bird Identification Q&A 7 Saturday 15th January 2011 21:51
Albino pheasant Goldeneyes Say Hello 10 Monday 29th November 2010 11:26
Albino Pheasant johnachester Staffordshire 0 Monday 12th July 2010 23:21
Albino Pheasant? Ian H Birds & Birding 3 Monday 11th April 2005 19:46



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.14856410 seconds with 18 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:47.