Name: Pheasant

Scientific name: Phasianus colchicus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 10

What are nature stars?


How to identify: Unmistakeable. The drab females are larger than partridges, and have a longer, pointier tail than grouse.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 20
  • Rarity: 10
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 20

Fantastic fact: Pheasants are native to Asia, but were introduced into much of Europe as long ago as the 11th century.

Photograph credit: Neil Aldridge

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