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.
Only the male Pheasant has the colourful plumage and red face wattle.
The pheasant couldn't believe his ears (not really ears but tufts of feathers).
The bright red heart-shaped face patch
and the long, patterned, forked tail exceeding the length of the bird's body.
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.
Juvenile pheasants with short tails
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.