Latin name: Phasianus
Other names: Fasiano, Fasianus, Gallus silvester
Category: Bird

A bird named for the Greek island of Phasis

General Attributes

The pheasant (phasius) gets its name from the Greek island of Phasis, from where it was exported to other places. It is also known as the gallus silvester, "wild cock". It is a very beautiful bird, its feathers glittering and bright like fire.