E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Phasianus colchicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ring-Necked Pheasant
Family: Phasianidae
Photo of species

© Brian Klinkenberg  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #4442)

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Distribution of Phasianus colchicus in British Columbia
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Two subspecies in BC:

1) Phasianus colchicus.torquatus

2) Phasianus colchicus.robustipes

This subspecies, known as the “Green” Pheasant (and sometimes considered a separate species), was established in the Alberni Valley of Vancouver Island for several decades before becoming extirpated in the 1980s.

Note Author: Jamie Fenneman 2012

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
ExoticSNAExoticNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-22 7:09:20 PM]
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