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