Nonnatives - Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant - Chrysolophus pictus

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1999

Extirpated year:

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:  2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: 

Species Account: Native to central China. It is a common domestic game bird in North America.


County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Duval 2001   Not reported breeding Unconfirmed ID from dead bird reporting.
Pasco 1999   Not reported breeding  


Pranty, B. 1999b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 1999]. Florida Field Naturalist 27:182-193

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