(Common Ring-necked) Pheasant Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant male
Common Pheasant male
The Pheasant, also called Common Pheasant to distinguish from other global pheasants, has colourful exotic plumage. Although common in the British countryside, it originates from Asia.
Cock PheasantOnly the male Pheasant has the colourful plumage and red face wattle.
Cock PheasantThe pheasant couldn't believe his ears (not really ears but tufts of feathers).
Pheasant's head
Cock Pheasant
The bright red heart-shaped face patch
Common Pheasant male
Common Pheasant male
and the long, patterned, forked tail exceeding the length of the bird's body.
Common Pheasant male Paler rump and wider collar than the green-rumped bird above
Common Pheasant male The wicked face of the pantomime villain
Pheasant with Magpie Long tail rivalry: Magpie and Pheasant
Common Pheasant female in my garden
Common Pheasant female
Pheasant female on my shed roof
The female (hen) pheasant, like many birds and most pheasants, is much plainer than the male so that she is well-camouflaged when incubating eggs or brooding chicks.
Common Pheasant juvenile
Common Pheasant female
Pheasant juvenile
Juvenile pheasants with short tails
Pheasant Three different individuals: -- in Edgware, Northwest London
Pheasant -- on my garden patio (darker back and rump)
Pheasant -- and one without a white ring collar, NW London
The bird, also called the Ring-necked Pheasant and introduced into Europe for hunting, is today a hybrid of the original wild Caucasian pheasant without a white collar and east Asian collared birds; it usually has a partial white collar. Some are collarless or fully-collared. The different colour (light/dark) rumps and wing (white/dark) feathers also stem from different subspecies' genes.