I read with interest Rupert Kaye’s letter (Brit. Birds 114: 178) on the validity of the photograph of a supposed Lady Amherst’s Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae in Norfolk (Brit. Birds 114: 4), and agree with him that the bird is of hybrid origin.

During the 1980s and 1990s, I was an active member of the Yorkshire branch of the World Pheasant Association (WPA), and I kept se


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