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


© Brian Klinkenberg     (Photo ID #4442)



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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