If anyone had seen me stalking this green pheasant (kiji) they’d have had a good laugh! I followed him, crouching or crawling (me not the bird), for about a kilometer through the fields, snapping a few far-off shots, before finally managing to get some pretty decent photos when he reached a deadend (and just before he blasted off across the fields).
The green pheasant is common in Japan and is the national bird. It appears on the back of our highest denomination paper currency, the ten thousand yen note/bill (link to picture here).
Green Pheasant = kiji