January 1971 – vol. 64, issue 1–36 Male Pheasant accompanying female and brood On 8th June 1970, on the Airthrey Estate (University of Stirling), I came upon a pair of Pheasants Phasianus colchicus with small young. As I approached, the chicks hid, while the cock ran directy towards me from about ten feet, as if to attack, but veered off with wings drooped in a conspicuous distraction display. Failing to lead me away, he edged back... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.