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PHEASANT Phasianus colchicus
 
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Unlisted/Green
Biodiversity Steering Group: Unlisted

UK: Shallow increase
 
Status Summary
Pheasants have increased in abundance since 1980, but numbers of this introduced gamebird are determined principally by releases for shooting (Marchant et al. 1990).
 
 
Table of population changes for Pheasant
Source Period
(yrs)
Years Plots
(n)
Change
(%)
Lower
limit
Upper
limit
Alert Comment
CBC all habitats 30 1968-1998 126 36 9 87    
  25 1973-1998 131 27 5 63    
  10 1988-1998 141 12 -2 25    
  5 1993-1998 150 -1 -10 8    
CBC farmland 30 1968-1998 64 44 . .    
  25 1973-1998 64 35 . .    
  10 1988-1998 74 24 . .    
  5 1993-1998 78 3 . .    
CBC woodland 30 1968-1998 41 36 . .    
  25 1973-1998 45 29 . .    
  10 1988-1998 53 0 . .    
  5 1993-1998 57 -5 . .    
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 1178 1 -4 6    
BBS England 5 1994-1999 997 9 4 15    
BBS Scotland 5 1994-1999 99 -27 -40 -12    
BBS Wales 5 1994-1999 57 -29 -45 -8    
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
 
 
Productivity information is not currently available for this species
 
   



The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

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