Australasian Birds

Phasianidae : Pheasants, Quails & Turkeys

Ring-necked Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

male - Nottinghamshire, England - March 2010

The Ring-necked Pheasant's native range extends throughout most of Asia from Turkey to China. It is a popular gamebird and has been introduced to both New Zealand and Australia.

male - Norfolk, England - November 2009

In New Zealand, it is widespread and locally common on North Island but has a sparser, more localised population on South Island. In Australia, feral populations occur on King Island, Flinders Island and Rottnest Island.

male - Lancashire, England - April 2009

female - Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland - December 2002