from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Phasianidæ and subfamily Phasianinæ, formerly nearly conterminous with the family, now restricted to such forms as Phasianus colchicus, the common pheasant, long domesticated in Europe.
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- n. type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants
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Polophilus phasianus Shaw's Gen.Zool. volume 9 page 48 plate 11.
In the morning a young kangaroo was started by Mr. Cunningham but made its escape; the traces of these animals were very numerous on the sides of the hills; several birds new to us were seen, and we also found about the bushes the tail-feathers of the Cuculus phasianus (Index Orn.Sup. page 30).
Although I do not know of any thoroughly well - authenticated cases of perfectly fertile hybrid animals, I have some reason to believe that the hybrids from Cervulus vaginalis and Reevesii, and from phasianus colchicus with p. torquatus and with p. versicolor are perfectly fertile.
The large bird which was the most abundant here was the Cuculus phasianus or pheasant cuckoo.
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(Falco Tinnunculus), peregrine falcon (Falco Peregrinus), piebald pheasant (phasianus colchicus), buff pheasant, cormorant (phylacrocorax carbo), jay (corvus glandarius), heron (ardea cinerea), horned owl (asio otus).
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