Q: [T]his is the first time I’ve ever seen a pheasant INSIDE Chicago city limits. Thiswas taken [last week] on Bryn Mawr, east of Harlem, on the North Side of Chicago. Do you think it’s native to the immediate area or a traveler/pet/farm-raised escape? — Ed Michael Siwicki, on a dead cock bird he photographed
A: That’s an unexpected area for a wild pheasant, and I don’t know of any hunting areas nearby.