Taken in Moscow, Ontario, Canada

“Ring-necked pheasants are native to China and East Asia, but they have been successfully introduced in other parts of the world, including North America.

Males are vibrantly colored with blue-green heads, red face wattles, and distinctive white neck rings. Females are a rather plain buff brown, but both sexes have long, pointed tails. These beautiful birds are wily in the wild and much sought after by game hunters. Thousands of them are harvested each year, but management and reintroduction programs boost many populations." National Geographic

Nikon D300
ISO 250
EV -0.67
Spot Metering
No Flash
135 MM
Hand Held
WB Sunny


birds, pheasant, ringed neck pheasant, nature, wildlife, ecology


  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Excellent photo Michael!

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 3 years ago

    Great shot Michael..we had a brace of those for Christmas..great eating

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, what a gorgeous bird … I was very sorry to read the previous comment of someone eating them though!

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Michael! Gorgeous colours:))

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Michael!! Happy New Year!!

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 3 years ago

    What a strikingly beautiful bird! The colors are magnificent! Clarity is superb!

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Very nice image Mike; wonderful winter habitat shot

  • police370
    police370over 3 years ago

    Excellent photo of the pheasant. Yes they are good eating and I assume those that complain do not eat any meat.

  • Kate Towers IPA
    Kate Towers IPAover 3 years ago

    awesome capture & photography

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 3 years ago

    Oh Michael this is such a stunning capture of this glorious Pheasant ,aren’t they the most beautiful Birds ? This one looks so magnificent against the camel coloured grasses and snow ,absolutely love it!

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