The Japanese green pheasant is unique and it appears in Japanese folktale and so has become an integral part of Japanese cultural landscape. Download all free or royalty-free photos and vectors. Photo about Japanese or Green Pheasant (Phasianus versicolor) male in Japan. The Green Pheasant is rather large and considered the most suitable game bird and, in addition, its meat is delicious. I don't know if they still do. Your Japanese Green Pheasant stock images are ready. The Green pheasant is similar in appearance to the Common Pheasant and sometimes the biologists consider it one of its subspecies. It is said that Green Pheasant is a messenger of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess. I presently have several Japanese green pheasants or true versicolors, not the green melanistic ringnecks so many incorrectly term Versicolors. Amaterasu was the ruler of the heavens, so her association with the Pheasant made it a symbol of power, abundance and promise. Till now around thirty-five species of pheasants are discovered. Download this Japanese Or Green Pheasant photo now. It must be quite rare that the national bird is a game species, but historically speaking, the bird has been indispensable to the life of the Japanese people. The scientific name for the green pheasant is Phasianus Versicolor. Image of animal, japan, head - 51600387 I spent hours on the internet inquiring and tracking down breeders that have them, and there ain't many! And search more of iStock's library of royalty-free stock images that features Adult photos available for quick and easy download. Kelly McMullen in Louisiana and South Jordan Aviary in Utah had young birds for sale this past fall. It was also introduced in North America and Hawaii where it is domesticated as a game bird. Pheasants are close relatives of wild chickens, quails and partridges. The Green Pheasant, also called the Japanese Pheasant, is a native Pheasant of Japan where it’s the national bird. The national animal of Japan is the green pheasant. The pheasants are found all across the Eurasia and North America too.