Pheasant Why is the Pheasant at the head of the consonants? Not hard.  This is the month of which Amergin sang: “I am the Stag of Seven Tines” and as venison is the best flesh that runs, so Pheasant is the best that flies.  And White is the color of this Stag and of this Pheasant.

The Pheasant was the best available bird for the Beth month, bran the raven and bunnan the bittern being better suited to later months of the year.  The author of the article on pheasants in the Encyclopedia Britannica states that pheasants (sacred birds in Greece) are likely to have been indigenous to the British Isles and that the white, or “Bohemian”, variety often appears among pheasants of ordinary plumage.