Ring-necked Pheasant

(Phasianus colchicus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Ring-necked Pheasant

NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common year-round resident.

Habitat

Grasslands, croplands, cattail marshes

Size

20 to 36 in length

31 wingspan

      Photo by Lynn Rubey
 
Identification

 

 
Sign

The track is of three toes pointing forward and a short toe pointing backward. The lateral two toes are straight, not curved. The track is 2 to 3 long and 1¾ to 2¾ wide. It looks like an arrow pointing in the opposite direction of travel. The short toe often does not register. When it does it appears as a nail hole just beyond the tip of the arrow.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Galliformes (megapodes, curassows, pheasants, quails, and relatives)

 

Family:

Phasianidae (turkeys, grouse, pheasants, and partridges)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Several subspecies have been introduced into North America. Most of these have been from the torquatus group. Variations in coloration are due to differences in and hybridization between the imported subspecies.

 

Caucasus pheasants (Phasianus colchicus colchicus) group

Amu-Darya Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus zarudnyi)

Bianchi’s Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus bianchii)

Black-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus colchicus)

Persian Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus persicus)

South Caspian Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus talischensis)

Syr-Darya Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus turcestanicus)

West Caspian Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus septentrionalis)

Zerafshan Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus zerafschanicus)

Chinese ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus torquatus) group

Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus alaschanicus)

Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus satscheuensis)

Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus suehschanensis)

Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus vlangalii)

Formosan Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus formosanus)

Gray-rumped Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus torquatus)

Korean Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus karpowi)

Kweichow Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus decollatus)

Palla’s Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus pallasi)

Rothschild’s Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus rothschildi)

Shansi Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus kiangsuensis)

Sohokhoto Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus sohokhotensis)

Stone's Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus elegans)

Strauch’s Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus strauchi)

Tonkinese Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus takatsukasae)

Tarim pheasants (Phasianus colchicus tarimensis) group

Tarim Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus tarimensis)

Yarkand Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus shawii)

Mongolian ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus mongolicus) group

Gobi Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus edzinensis)

Kirghiz Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus mongolicus)

Kobdo Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus hagenbecki)

White-winged pheasants (Phasianus colchicus chrysomelas/principalis) group

Khivan Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus chrysomelas)

Prince of Wales’s Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus principalis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Male Ring-necked Pheasant on The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge foraging in the Tall Grass Prairie.

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A female Ring neck Pheasant in flight in the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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Ring necked pheasant crowing.

   
       
  Ring Necked Pheasant | Male | Maine | South Berwick | New England Wildlife | 1080i | 24P | 24PA
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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2010

Some hand-held 1080i 24PA shots of a male ring necked pheasant that was outside my door February 2010.

   
       
  Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
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  Common Pheasant, male (Phasianus colchicus) - 2013-03-31
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The Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus),male, is a bird in the pheasant family (Phasianidae).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Pheasant

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De fazant (Phasianus colchicus), mannetje (ook wel een fazanthaan genoemd) is een vogel uit de familie van fazantachtigen (Phasianidae).

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazant

   
       

 

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Lynn Rubey
6/11/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

Male Ring-necked Pheasant on The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge foraging in the Tall Grass Prairie.

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Lynn Rubey
1/1/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

A female Ring neck Pheasant in flight in the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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Kirk Nelson
5/30/2015

Location: Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

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