10 November, 2009

Ring-necked Pheasant

Scientific Name: Phasianus colchicus

Population Estimate: 34M - 47M, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Common Pheasants are native to Asia, their original range extending from between the Black and Caspian Seas to Manchuria, Siberia, Korea, Mainland China and Taiwan. Through introduction they are now found in open fields and roadsides through the middle of US and Europe. 

Field Notes: Unmistakable, as above. 

Personal Notes: Also known as Common Pheasant.

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