Abstract: The aim of this clinical report was to describe a case of complete atrioventricular dissociation in a 9-month-old, male ring-necked
pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
They are the latest sightings of the exotic ring-necked
breed, which were first reported in the Examiner in January at Beaumont Park.
The stunning green bird has settled in well with the other bird inhabitants including Rosey Bourkes, Cockatiels, Mousebirds, Green Ring-necked
Paraquets and the flightless Chinese Painted Quails.
A Black Scoter, rare in Britain, was off Llanfairfechan on Monday, while a North American Ring-necked
Duck on Llyn Tegid was equally surprising.
Another change in the neighbourhood's bird life is the increasingly frequent appearances of ring-necked
PARAKEET The UK's only naturalised parrot.
pheasants were originally native to Asia from the Black and Caspian seas east to Siberia and Taiwan.
Their populations swell during the boreal breeding season, and as many as 3 billion to 5 billion birds of remarkable diversity-from ring-necked
ducks to whooping cranes to Cape May warblers to golden eagles-can make the return trip south in the fall.
pheasants were introduced from Shanghai, China, to Port Townsend, Wash.
Beginning with a single flock in West London, ring-necked
parakeets have moved into parks across London.
The Mystery of the Pheasants" tells an interesting true story about the introduction in 1909 of the Chinese ring-necked
pheasant to the plains of South Dakota, where they survived and flourished and eventually became famous as the state bird representative of South Dakota.
2008), Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus; Pope and Crawford 2001), Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallapavo; Keegan and Crawford 1993), and Ring-necked
Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus; Gates 1966, Dumke and Pils 1979).