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Pheasant Birds
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Stock #: 298525
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Is a genus of the Phasianide family, introduced into England from the banks of the Phasis, in Colchis, in the 11th-12th centuries. It is much bred in England for sporting purposes, being greatly esteemed as a table bird. The pheasant rarely flies, chiefly progressing by running along the ground with the tail horizontal; when it flies the tail is spread. THe eggs, 8 to 13 in number, are laid in a hollow in the ground