Ring-Necked Pheasant, Baylands Nature Preserve, California
Ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) prefer to be on the ground, but fly when startled or alarmed. Ring-necked pheasants forage on the ground for grains, berries, insects, and seeds. Males have brightly colored red-faces and a white ring around the neck, while females are brown.
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