Ring-necked Pheasant Images

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Ring-necked Pheasant Images 2016-12-07T12:04:30+00:00
Ring-necked Pheasant male in snow

Ring-necked Pheasant Images and Information:

Phasianus colchicus

  • Ring-necked Pheasants were introduced to the U.S. from Asia in the 1880’s as a game bird.
  • Male Ring-necked Pheasants are brightly colored with copper, red, blue-green and gold plumage while the females are brown and blend into their habitat well.
  • Breeding males will keep other males away from their small group of females during the breeding season by using a practice called “harem-defense polygyny”.
  • A group of pheasants are called a “brace”, “plume”, “plump”, “trip” and “bouquet” of pheasants.
  • Preferred habitat includes pastures, farmlands, marshes,  and agricultural fields.
  • Clutch size is between 10 to 12 and eggs take 23 – 25 days to hatch.
  • Ring-necked Pheasants are primarily seed eaters but in the spring and summer will eat insects and other arthropods.
  • Ring-necked Pheasants are not migratory.
  • Ring-necked Pheasants live about 4 years,
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