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.

Habitats: 

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

References

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

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