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Ring-necked Pheasant -
(Phasianus colchicus) 



  • Large chicken-like bird
  • Male: mottled bronze with long pointed tail, back of neck and throat green with white stripe below, bare red skin patches around eye, ear tufts behind red patch
  • Female: smaller, mottled brown, long pointed tail
  • 21-33" (53-84 cm.)


  • Field edges, hedgerows, roadsides,    grasslands
  • Open country with some cover

Additional Information

  • Introduced species, originally from Asia
  • Needs upland grasslands for nesting
  • Population is affected by severe winters

Male Ring-necked pheasant in winter

Female Ring-necked Pheasant in grassland habitat

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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