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Ring-necked Pheasant
(Phasianus colchicus)

Ring-necked Pheasant
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
Ring-necked Pheasant Information

Length: 30 - 36"

Breeding habitat: Cultivated farmland near woodland edges or with some brushy areas; hedgerows, brushy meadows, edges of marshes,
grassy woodland edges.

Winter habitat: Thickets and other areas of dense cover. Often found in swamps with vegetation such as cattails and bulrushes.

Diet: Weed seeds and waste grains; buds, leaves, acorns, insects; wild fruits and berries; occasionally, small rodents.
Identification tips for Ring-necked Pheasant
Calls of the Ring-necked Pheasant
Range Maps:
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RN Pheasant Breeding Map RN Pheasant Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:
Wildlife in Connecticut
Photo of Ring-necked Pheasant, description, habitat and diet, range, and life history.



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