One of my favorite birds is the ring-necked pheasant. They aren't native to the US, but were introduced for hunting so many years ago (in the 1800s), that they are completely naturalized.
The males are extremely showy, and the females have a more subtle beauty. Actually, "ring-necked" is applied to a lot of subspecies as well. This species seems to be "Common Pheasant," Phasianus colchicus.
This particular one sure is strutting his stuff!
You can see a female at Hen Pheasant.
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