Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

Length M: 2.5-2.9 ft (75.0-89.0 cm), F: 1.7-2.0 ft (53.0-62.0 cm)
Weight M: 1.7-4.4 lb (770-1990 g), F: 1.2-3.2 lb (545-1453 g)
Clutch Size 9-11
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA, AS, OC

The Ring-necked Pheasant is also called the Common Pheasant. They are native to Asia and were introduced to North America as a game bird. I have seen them at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge. When I was there in April, 2009, the ranger said that their numbers seemed to be declining and they didn't know why.

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