National Geographic : 1936 Oct
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE iU) iationai treograpnic society ORIENTAL BLOOD PREDOMINATES IN A BRILLIANT WHITE-COLLARED IMMIGRANT The showy RING-NECKED PHEASANT on the dead branch is of hybrid stock. Brought to America, these long-tailed birds are reared for game, for aviaries, and for fancy food markets. Ideal pheasant country has groves with underbrush and high grass, reed-sheltered pools, open fields and pastures. The modest female in the foreground contrasts sharply with the gaudy male (above). A dark, chestnut-brown horseshoe on the breast identifies the EUROPEAN PARTRIDGE (left, with his mate). This whirring flyer has been introduced in large numbers in the United States.