cock; long pinted tail; mottled brown upperparts (Luxembourg; 2007-10-17)

Common (Ring-necked) Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: striking sexual dimorphism with the male (cock) showing a long tail and bright plumage, and the hen being much duller and mostly streaked in brown; widely introduced outside its native range, such as into numerous locations in North America where it is widely sport-hunted as a gamebird.

green neck and head; red face patch; light bill (Luxembourg; 2007-10-17)