Phasianus colchicus – FFESANT – Breeding resident

Pheasant – 2003-07 breeding

Phasianus colchicus – FFESANT – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 63 29 Breeding probable 103 225 Breeding possible 88 54 No of tetrads occupied 254 (of 478) 308 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 53.1% 62.9% The Pheasant is an Oriental species which was introduced into Pembrokeshire about 1586, and has […]

Pheasant – 1994

Phasianus colchicus – FFESANT – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 63 Breeding probable 103 Breeding possible 88 No of tetrads occupied 254 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 53.1% The Pheasant was introduced from Ireland, probably by Sir John Perott, during the sixteenth century, in about 1586 according to George Owen. Mathew (1894) said it “thrives […]

Pheasant – 1980s winter

Phasianus colchicus – FFESANT – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Pheasants were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 9-33 birds seen in a day. Releases of birds reared […]

Pheasant – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Pheasant in Pembrokeshire

Pheasant – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Pheasant – 1894

Phasianus colchicus and torquatus – Introduced. The Pheasant thrives remarkably well in Pembrokeshire, not only in the preserves, but in the wild unpreserved districts in the county, where it meets with all its requisites— water, shelter and food. It delights in the stiff fox-covers of from four feet to five feet high furze, which are so numerous, and in these, as […]