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Copper Pheasant

Syrmaticus soemmerringii

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An elegant, long-tailed pheasant with burnished coppery-brown feathers. Rather secretive; occurs mostly in dense cedar and cypress forests near streams. Male has bright red patch of skin around the eye and long banded tail. Female resembles Japanese subspecies of Ring-necked Pheasant but is reddish, with shorter tail, conspicuous white fringing on breast feathers, and less uniform plumage patterns generally. Gives indistinctive, low “ku-ku” calls while foraging. Male makes deep drumming sounds in breeding season during late winter and early spring.

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