Pheasant

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

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew