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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Common Pheasant [Phasianus colchicus]

Does it seem like something wrong with its beak?
A large, long-tailed gamebird. Males have rich chestnut, golden-brown and black markings on body and tail, with a dark green head and red face wattling. Females are mottled with paler brown and black. They were introduced to the UK long ago and more recent introductions have brought in a variety of races and breeds for sport shooting. 
SAD, VERY SAD.










44 comments:

  1. poor baby, but he seems to do well despite the deformity!

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  2. Yes there is something wrong. It's a genetic mutation caused by inbreeding. The shooters have a similar problem. They are born stupid but run our country or trash it depending what job they were born to do.

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    1. You are alright, I do believe that the they are stupid, you know who I mean!

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  3. With this beautiful bird's beak is something wrong, but most importantly, he can eat. Regards.

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    1. Yes, that's a right thing, cheers Giga.

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  4. The beak does look strange, I hope it can eat alright. It is a beautiful male.. I do not like sport hunting, it is sad! Happy Sunday, Bob!

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  5. I agree, it seems that something is wrong with his beak. Too bad. Great series, Bob. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

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  6. Really nice pictures. We don´t see this spice often around at our latitude. You must have been pretty close. So the hunters has not been given any fun neither. -Jonny

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  7. Nothing common looking about pheasant. Such gorgeous critters.

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  8. These shots really bring out the beauty of these pheasants, which bring back great memories of my Dad. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. It does look a bit weird but obviously does not get in the way and stop it feeding judging by the great condition it in. Super shots Bob.

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  10. It is sad that the pheasant's beak is deformed and BAD that shooting animals is still considered a sport. Very, very bad. If you must shoot - use targets. Killing things for fun? Hiss and spit.

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    1. Hooray, we love you, you are an angel. Hiss and spit, though I would use somethings more than that. After 2 thousand years, we should be able to stop killing things, so why can't do it??????????

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  11. Maybe it's beak is damaged from ducking his head down too fast from the ***** that are trying to shoot him !!!!! Realy great set of photos Bob.

    peter

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    1. You are right, and more of b******* should be imprisoned for the life.

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  12. It would appear that there is definitely something wrong with his beak. Such a beauty, decked out in his Christmas colors!

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  13. Hola Bob,imagenes de lujo,muy bien tomadas,yo tambien veo esa deformidad en el pico.Un abrazo

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  14. Yep, that sounds about right - gorgeous birds introduced purely for 'sport shooting'. Dear god. I do despair of the human race. I'd like to paint a few targets on their inflated fat foreheads. Bastards. Deep breath ...

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  15. Poor bird.Great series Bob! I hate man that are hunting birds.
    Dimi....

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    1. Yes, I hate people that kill anything Dimi.

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  16. It looks like a double beak.

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  17. A lot of us feel the same about our native duck shooting season in Victoria, but both our major political parties support it! Humanity has a lot to answer for! You certainly had lovely light on this beautiful bird, who does seem to be doing well despite that deformity.

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  18. they are beautiful with these feathers !
    I only like image hunters !

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  19. The beak is injured, but it is amazing what birds can adapt to. Hopefully it will work things out.

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  20. wat is hij mooi en zeker tegen deze achtergrond.

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  21. It does appear to have some kind of deformity and yet it remains just stunning and appears to be very healthy and so it is just something to accept as part of what this beauty is~

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  22. Beautiful series of photographs of the pheasant.
    Indeed, there is something wrong with the beak, I hope he can survive.
    I hate people who chase on birds and other animals.

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    1. I agree with you, hateful towards those that pursue birds and animals.

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  23. Great series Bob - fantastic bird and shots! t's sad when these birds were shot for eat. :(( I refuse to eat it
    Greetings and good week Crissi

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  24. Hermosos colores los de este faisán que parece tener problemas con su pico.
    Un abrazo,

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  25. What a beautiful bird! Thanks for the pictures Bob!

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  26. It seems that this pheasant has a double bill !!!!
    But the pictures are very nice Bob.

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  27. Muy bello el plumaje de este ave, Bob.

    Saludos.

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    1. He does have beautiful plumage, cheers Jesús.

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  28. Hola Bob. Creo que este faisan macho tiene una malformación congénita...por la causa que sea.
    El año pasado encontré una cigüeña negra, que pasó todo el invierno cerca, con algo parecido. Su largo pico no cerraba sino que la parte superior andaba curvada sobre la inferior...como unas tijeras que hubieran aflojado su eje....Pero comia, no se cómo, pero a una rapidez inaudita.
    Creo que los animales tienen capacidades para contrarrestar defectos que nos parecen insuperables a los humanos.
    Otros "defectos" arriba citados no tienen solución...hay demasiado dinero de por medio.
    Un cordial saludo

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