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Definitely not a Bobwhite. I think it is a Ring-necked Pheasant. The angle you are looking at it causing the white collar to be exaggerated and possibly flared out as a defensive gesture. Also if you zoom in on the head you can see some green iridescence that the Ring-necked has and not the Reeve's.  Ring-necked Pheasant for me

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18 minutes ago, birdbrain22 said:

I think it is a Ring-necked Pheasant.

Hmm...  I don't know a lot about pheasants but I've been looking at a lot of pictures since this conversation and....  the bird in the pic seems to have light or white colors markings on the front side. All the ring-necked pheasant pictures I've seen look nothing like that... only darker markings.

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29 minutes ago, birdbrain22 said:

Definitely not a Bobwhite. I think it is a Ring-necked Pheasant. The angle you are looking at it causing the white collar to be exaggerated and possibly flared out as a defensive gesture. Also if you zoom in on the head you can see some green iridescence that the Ring-necked has and not the Reeve's.  Ring-necked Pheasant for me

The white collar in a RINP is only on the neck, nowhere near the face. I can see the entire head, also on top, covered in white with a black mask over top. Pheasants simply dont have this shape either (speaking from experience). This bird looks more compact and quail-like.

The green iridescent appearance is actually some sort of reflection I think, you can see the same green hue on the tree branches.

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this is just a great conversation.  It is a bird right? Any votes for mammal at this point?  😛 

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44 minutes ago, Melierax said:

The white collar in a RINP is only on the neck, nowhere near the face. I can see the entire head, also on top, covered in white with a black mask over top. Pheasants simply dont have this shape either (speaking from experience). This bird looks more compact and quail-like.

The green iridescent appearance is actually some sort of reflection I think, you can see the same green hue on the tree branches.

Oof, I'm past my edit time. I meant to say Ring-necked Pheasants dont have that shape. 

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Well so far, I still think Reeves's pheasant is the best match. My mom sent me some more photos but it looks like most of them were just different croppings of the same photo... then there's one other one.
The pattern on the body, tail, face... the color... so much about it just says Reeves's to me.  But here's the other picture that shows a different angle.

 

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Based on the new pic angle... I will change my vote to Reeve’s Pheasant.

Also , there is no way this is a Bobwhite as some others say... the portions of everything are not right and it has a white beak.

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On 3/23/2020 at 4:30 PM, Kevin said:

I think it's a Northern Bobwhite.

I am not arguing for Northern Bobwhite, it was just a suggestion.

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19 minutes ago, Kevin said:

I am not arguing for Northern Bobwhite, it was just a suggestion.

for what it's worth, several people got that idea. As far as native birds, it was the only one where that head would sort of make sense. And that first picture made distinguishing things complicated.

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I think an escaped exotic looks pretty good for this one don't know what else it could be

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