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Ring-necked Pheasant (m)

Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, Colusa, California

 

I've always thought Ring-necked pheasants were native North American birds, but it turns out they were imported from China in the 1880s and released in Oregon and Washington. Below is a link to an article about the history of their introduction by Kit Oldham on the Historylink.org site.

 

First North American Ring-necked pheasants

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Taken on December 27, 2017