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Pheasants, subfamilies and other groundliving birds

I travel around the world for birdwatching, but pheasants are my favorites to photograph in the wild. Many people know me as a fanatic when we speak about this colorful feathers. In the spring of 2017, my biggest dream became reality. I saw my holy grail, the Lady Amherst Pheasant! For me it’s the most graceful bird on earth. It was absolutely the most beautiful time of my life! An adult male was playing on the altitude of 2649m in the Tibetan Mountains. In total there were two juvenile males, four adult females and a dominant adult male. I will never forget this encounter.

After several adventures, I could see some other personal target species as the Malay Crested Fireback, Golden Pheasant, Temminck’s Tragopan, Mountain Peacock Pheasant,… In 2018, I will go to China again as a tour guide and I make also a private trip for Silver Pheasant, Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant and White-necklaced Partridge.

On this page I share a selection of my images that I made during unforgettable travel experiences. It’s a mix of pheasants, partridges, grouses, old world and new world quails, guineafowls, megapodes, etc. Contact me if you are interested in using images.

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