The Pallas’s ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus pallasi) is a subspecies of the common, or ring-necked, pheasant. The native range of this subspecies is southeast Siberia and northeast China. Like other common pheasants, they were intentionally introduced into Europe, North America, and other locations as game birds. This subspecies is currently found in captivity or in managed game lands in Europe, North America, and other locations around the world. They are crossbred with other species in captivity.
Thanks to the intentional introduction of the common pheasant from its native Asia, it now occupies a wide range throughout the world, and it is found in a variety of habitats. In some areas where these birds were introduced, they could be considered invasive species based on their impact on native species. In its native Asia, the common pheasant is found in hilly areas and along the edges of rivers, as well as near farmlands. In the areas where it was introduced, it is typically found near farmlands. In the United States, these birds prefer different habitats at different times of the year, from forested wetlands in the spring and summer, to grassy areas along roadsides and ditches in the early nesting season. Later in the nesting season, they prefer nesting in hay fields.
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