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Ring-necked Pheasant Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Ring-necked Pheasant is a large, chicken-like bird with a long, pointed tail. It has fairly long legs, a small head, long neck, and plump body.

    Relative Size

    Larger and longer-tailed than an American Crow; smaller than a Wild Turkey.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 19.7-27.6 in (50-70 cm)
      • Weight: 17.6-105.8 oz (500-3000 g)
      • Wingspan: 22.1-33.9 in (56-86 cm)