Chinese pheasant

It is a well-known gamebird, among those of more than regional importance perhaps the most widespread and ancient one in the whole world. The Common Pheasant is one of the world's most hunted birds; it has been introduced for that purpose to many regions, and is also common on game farms where it is commercially bred. Ring-necked Pheasants in particular are commonly bred and were introduced to many parts of the world; the game farm stock, though no distinct breeds have been developed yet, can be considered semi-domesticated. The Ring-necked Pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota, one of only three US state birds that is not a species native to the United States.

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The Chinese pheasant is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Chinese Pheasant can refer to any pheasant species originally native to China. Usually it means either: * the Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) which including the Ring-necked Pheasants. This usage is most common in the USA where the bird is widely naturalized. * the Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus). More

The Golden Pheasant or Chinese Pheasant, (Chrysolophus pictus) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. It is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The Golden Pheasant is commonly found in zoos and aviaries, but often as impure specimens that have, at one point in the lineage, been crossed with the similar Lady Amherst's Pheasant. More

China, nor the only Chinese pheasant that was attempted to introduce to North America, it is the only such bird that is common and widespread nowadays. More colloquial North American names include "chinks" or, in Montana, "phezzens". In China, meanwhile, the species is properly called zhi ji (雉鸡) – "pheasant-fowl" –, essentially implying the same as the English name "Common Pheasant". Like elsewhere, P. More

Like some other Chinese pheasants, the Golden pheasant has been displayed in some Chinese zoos and Dave said San Diego Zoo was able to acquire 9 of the pheasants from two or three zoos during the 1980s. He didn't know whether these were captive bred or wild caught birds. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Phasianus
Species : colchicus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)