Ring-necked Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
 (L21-35" WS 31" WT 2.5 lbs)
Five-hundred pheasants were released in front of
Cheney and his men; and the ten-man hunting
party killed 417 of the birds. Vice President
Cheney alone shot over 70 pheasants.
The birds were then plucked and vacuum-packed
in time for Cheney‘s afternoon flight back to
Washington, DC.
      (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Among the world’s most popular
game birds...numbers are declining...
ring-necked refers to a subspecies.