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Ring-necked Pheasant
(Phasianus colchicus)


Ring-necked Pheasant

Length: 30 - 36"

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

Ring-necked Pheasant
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
grassy woodland edges. Click to enlarge
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.
Ring-necked Pheasant ID TipsIdentification tips for the Ring-necked Pheasant
Range Maps:
Click map to enlarge.)
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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