Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (wild) - Palo Alto Baylands


 The Ring-necked Pheasant was introduced into North America from Asia and is established over much of the continent, especially in agricultural lands. It is a distinctive and colorful species and is a popular game bird.

I am told that the Pheasants in the Palo Alto Baylands Preserve once lived on a local farm. These are ones from the ancestors who escaped and have taken up living in the Baylands. The ones I have met are very friendly.

WHERE: Palo Alto Baylands Preserve near both The Lucy Evans Center and Harriet Mundy Marsh. Tends to roam all over the park.

WHEN:  November

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Map to Palo Alto Baylands Preserve and Area here

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