Ring-necked Pheasant

Range;

Native to the country of Georgia in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.  Have been widely introduced elsewhere, including North America.

Description:

They occur in numerous color forms, ranging from almost white to nearly all black.   The plumage is barred yellow and brown with purple, green and white markings.  The head is green with a small crest and red wattle. Some of the races have a white neck ring.

They measure 24 - 35 inches (60 - 89 cm) in length - including the tail.  The long tail is brown with black streaks.

Avianweb Species Page

Species image
Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant

Bill Shape
curved
thick billed
Eats
berries
cracked-corn
millet
Regions
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
crown
plain
round
streaks
Sounds
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
sheen
brown
rust
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
large
small
Order
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern