Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) movements were studied in south-central Hamilton County, Iowa, during the fall and winter of 1966-67. Fall-to-winter movements of 23 pheasants averaged 0.66 mile. The greatest movement recorded was 2.45 miles. There was no evidence of oriented movement either in direction or to specific wintering areas. The mean winter movement of 43 pheasants was 0.20 mile (based on 149 observations). There was no obvious difference in winter movement of flocks associated with distinct wintering areas. Few pheasants moved between wintering areas after winter flocks were formed
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Egbert, Allan L.
"Fall-to-Winter and Winter Movements of Pheasants in lowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 75(1), 120-129.
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