Ring-necked Pheasant -
Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1950's
Established status: Species are
present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only
with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.
Estimated Florida range: 67
counties Not reported breeding
Statewide trend: Declining
Species Account: This species
is native to Russia and Asia. It has been introduced at various
times as a game bird by the FFWCC and landowners. Reported in more
than 20 counties at various times, but it has not become
established in any county, and there is no reason to expect it to
become established. Many subspecies released were not well adapted
for the climate and habitat of the Southeast (Stevenson and
Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992.
Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological
Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The
birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville,
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