I have a confession: I forgot all about this challenge! 😔
Before I continue, I want to thank my sister Denisia for helping me with this project. She found the majority of photos – including the one I’m about to do – for she was excited to help. Thank you, sis! I really appreciate it. 💙 This bird is truly a beauty!
🐦 There are 15 different subspecies of the Blood Pheasant. This species is so named from the fact that the males have a vivid red coloring on the feathers of the breast, throat, and forehead. Females tend to have duller shades of reddish-brown, but both males and females have a ring of bare skin around the eye that is crimson-colored and red feet.
Image: Female Blood Pheasant
🐦 They originated from the Himalayas and can be found in the mountains of Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim, Tibet, northern Burma, and northwest areas of China.
🐦 The Blood Pheasant is the state bird of the Indian state of Sikkim. This is off-topic, but Sikkim is GORGEOUS!!
🐦 They are good runners, but poor fliers.
🐦 These birds prefer green natural habitat such as mixed forests and scrub areas right at the snowline. Depending on the season, they can be found at a higher elevation.
Other birds with the letter ‘B’ I considered were the Bald Eagle, Bahama Mockingbird, Bamboo Scrub-Warbler and the Barn Owl. I leave you with a video of the Blood Pheasant in its natural habitat.
Images: Pinterest; Condé Nast Traveler
Reference/s: beautyofbirds.com; thewebsiteofeverything.com; YouTube