In fact they are not really a couple as this cock had at least half a dozen hens in his harem. The females look dowdy in the wrong light but are beautifully patterned and coloured when the sun catches them.
You'll be pleased to hear that "my" pheasant turned up last week, the first time I have seen him for over six weeks. I had given him up for dead but there he was, shouting for his breakfast in the porch, just like old times. Not a word about where he had been, either. He is now at least six years old so doing pretty well for an old timer.