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Extraordinary Pheasants

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The author and photographer who brought Abrams Extraordinary Chickens (now in its fourth printing) is back with another singular and charming book. With gorgeous color photographs and informative text, Stephen Green-Armytage turns his attention to the pheasant family, capturing with his camera pheasants of all sizes, shapes, and colors and illuminating gorgeous feather pat ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Harry N. Abrams
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Petra X
I bought this book because of a strange encounter with these big and very beautiful birds in Kew Gardens Botanical Gardens in London.

My son and I were walking amid rockeries filled with low-growing shrubs and we noticed a really beautiful golden pheasant. My son, shushing me, moved very slowly up to where he could see it better. There were two birds and they seemed to be having an argument. It became apparent that the birds didn't care how close we got (we got to about 4' and stopped because of
Jun 03, 2014 Tatiana rated it it was amazing
Great photo book about the Phasianidae family of birds, which includes the common pheasant as well as more exotic or rarer species, but also peacocks, jungle fowl (ancestors to our modern hens and rooster) and others.
Dozens of species are presented with pictures and a paragraph giving info about physical specificities, habitat, conservation status and creation of subspecies by human selection.
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