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    10 Pheasant Facts

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    These 10 pheasant facts give information about one of the UK’s most colourful birds. Find out some pheasant facts that you may not have known before.

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    1. Male pheasants are known as “Roosters” or “Cocks” and females are called “Hens”.

    2. Typically, male pheasants can have a harem of up to 7 hens.

    3. Pheasants do not migrate, and stay locally the whole year round.

    4. Pheasants can fly at a speed of up to 48mph.

    5. The average length of roosters is about 91cm. The average hen length is 51cm.

    6. The main predators to pheasants are foxes, raccoons, and chicks.

    7. Pheasants like to eat a mixture of berries, seeds, young shoots and insects.

    8. The ratio of hens to roosters in the spring is around 3:1

    9. The average clutch size of a pheasant is 12 eggs.

    10. The survival rate of pheasants in the winter is very low, whether being hunted or not.

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