1961 and 1971 Blandford Press Ltd London
Title: Pheasants Including Their Care in the Aviary
Author: H.A. Gerrits
144 pages Hardcover with dust jacket
The Phasianidae are among the most colorful
and striking birds to be seen anywhere in the
world. It is not surprising that interest in them
is great and continually growing.
Most people are familiar with the Game Pheasant,
but few realise the number of other varieties, such
as the Ruffed, Eared, Long-tailed, and fire-backed,
the Argus, the Tragopan and the Peafowl.
Pheasants breed readily outside their natural environments:
they make excellent aviary birds and can be kept in full
freedom in a part or estate. Mr Gerrits writes from his own
close study of pheasants over many years. He provides
full descriptions of the different varieties and gives advice
on housing, feeding, breeding and rearing the young.
Colour plates illustrate 26 species; there are also 30 photographs
and 17 line drawings in the book.