The pheasant is an introduced species originating from SW Asia and unmistakable by its large size, attractive colouration and long pointed tail. More often seen singly in open spaces and open wooded areas in the country, it will occasionally wander close to suburban gardens but is very nervous in its behaviour. Although a heavy but rapidly flying ground bird, it roosts at night in trees, often with others of its kind.
The pheasant is a ground feeder searching out seeds and berries and picking up spilt grain whenever it is found. Haith's Garden Pheasant mix is especially attractive to pheasants but they will also take any of the Haith's wild bird seed mixtures when scattered on the ground.