Native and endemic to the Japanese Archipelago, the Green Pheasant is the national bird of Japan.
This species is common and widespread throughout its native range, the lowlands of Japan. It frequents farmlands and is often seen close to human settlements; it also has been introduced in Hawaii and the United States as a game bird.
Some authorities consider the Green Pheasant a subspecies of the Common Pheasant.
Fagiano Okayama football club, a club based in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, has a mascot based on the Green Pheasant.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Pheasant
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