Fwd: Type of Bird

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Fwd: Type of Bird
From: Kim Farley via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2023 05:02:14 +0000
Armed with Phillip's suggestions I have checked my copy of Robson's Field Guide to Birds of South-east Asia and found two of Phillip's species. It appears Silver Pheasant females and juveniles have a red face. Juvenile Lady Amherst's Pheasant is described as very plain grey brown and could be a possible match.
I also checked eBird Media for Golden and Reeves's Pheasants. No pics of juvenile Goldens but the females have a light brown and tan plumage - so if the immatures and juvs are similar to females then maybe not a good match. No pics of Reeves's Pheasant juvs but the immatures have a brown, black and grey rather spotty plumage, so perhaps not a good match either 
And then of course there are other Pheasant species, and hybrids too...

On Sat, Jun 17, 2023 at 11:01 AM Philip Veerman <> wrote:

I can't tell if it is a juvenile. Could be an adult female but it is a
pheasant. Someone nearby presumably keeps pheasants and this one has got
away. I think the common species are Silver Pheasant, Lady Amherst Pheasant,
Reeves's Pheasant and Golden Pheasant. I don't know these well enough to
guess. So presumably one of these or another I have forgotten. It could also
be a hybrid involving these or another species.


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What bird is this? It's a juvenile, but what species?
Please reply to Jenny if you can help with identification.

Margaret Robertson

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