Average lifespan in the wild: 10 to 20 months
Size: 21 to 36 in (53 to 91 cm)
Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
What does a pheasant look like?
Males are vibrantly colored with blue-green heads, red face wattles, and distinctive white neck rings. Females are a rather plain buff brown, but both sexes have long, pointed tails. These beautiful birds are wily in the wild and much sought after by game hunters. Thousands of them are harvested each year, but management and reintroduction programs boost many populations.
Where do pheasants live?
The birds prefer fields and farmlands with brushy cover, though they also inhabit woodland undergrowth and some wetlands. Ring-necked pheasants are native to China and East Asia, but they have been successfully introduced in other parts of the world, including North America.
What does a pheasant eat?
These birds are most comfortable on the ground, where they forage for grains, seeds, berries, insects, and, occasionally, small animals. They can fly and launch themselves airborne with an abrupt, noisy takeoff, but typically run from trouble. Pheasant flights are merely short-distance dashes for cover.
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