Tallgrass Prairie Photography
Nature Photography by Gary D.Tonhouse
© Gary D. Tonhouse 1997-
Was pheasant a native upland bird on the prairies in Iowa?
No. They were accidentally introduced in the state when a severe
wind storm blew down the holding pens on a game farm near
Cedar Falls. The year was 1900 -1901.
Today, the Ringneck Pheasants thrive in the state of
The Ringneck Pheasant has adapted to the harsh winters
and to the ever changing climate that we have here Iowa.
Central Iowa - Golden Sunrise
This male was standing on top of a hay bale.
Camera: Nikon F4s
Lens: 500 mm F4
Film: Fuji Provia 100
Gitzo 320 Tripod
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