Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Phasianus > Species: Phasianus colchicus

Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Secure
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 193 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code A115

Distribution

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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Secure
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000084 Spain Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Map
IT1110030 Italy Oasi xerotermiche della Val di Susa-Orrido di Chianocco Map
IT1150004 Italy Canneti di Dormelletto Map
IT1180004 Italy Greto dello Scrivia Map
IT2010012 Italy Brughiera del Dosso Map
IT2020003 Italy Palude di Albate Map
IT2020005 Italy Lago di Alserio Map
IT2020006 Italy Lago di Pusiano Map
IT2050003 Italy Valle del Rio Pegorino Map
IT2050004 Italy Valle del Rio Cantalupo Map
IT2050006 Italy Bosco di Vanzago Map
IT2050007 Italy Fontanile Nuovo Map
IT2060015 Italy Bosco de l'Isola Map
IT2080013 Italy Garzaia della Cascina Portalupa Map
IT2080016 Italy Boschi del Vignolo Map
IT2080018 Italy Garzaia della Carola Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT2090001 Italy Monticchie Map
IT2090007 Italy Lanca di Soltarico Map
IT20A0004 Italy Le Bine Map
IT20B0001 Italy Bosco Foce Oglio Map
IT20B0002 Italy Valli di Mosio Map
IT20B0003 Italy Lanca Cascina S. Alberto Map
IT20B0004 Italy Lanche di Gerra Gavazzi e Runate Map
IT20B0005 Italy Torbiere di Marcaria Map
IT20B0006 Italy Isola Boscone Map
IT20B0007 Italy Isola Boschina Map
IT20B0008 Italy Paludi di Ostiglia Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
IT20B0010 Italy Vallazza Map
IT20B0011 Italy Bosco Fontana Map
IT20B0012 Italy Complesso morenico di Castellaro Lagusello Map
IT5210001 Italy Boschi di Monti di Sodolungo - Rosso (Città di Castello) Map
IT5210002 Italy Serre di Burano Map
IT5210003 Italy Fiume Tevere tra San Giustino e Pierantonio Map
IT5210004 Italy Boschi di Pietralunga Map
IT5210006 Italy Boschi di Morra - Marzana Map
IT5210007 Italy Valle delle Prigioni (Monte Cucco) Map
IT5210011 Italy Torrente Vetorno Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210013 Italy Boschi del Bacino di Gubbio Map
IT5210014 Italy Monti Maggio - Nero (sommità) Map
IT5210015 Italy Valle del Torrente Nese - Monti Acuto - Corona Map
IT5210022 Italy Fiume Tescio (parte alta) Map
IT5210023 Italy Colli Selvalonga - Il Monte (Assisi) Map
IT5210024 Italy Fiume Topino (Bagnara - Nocera Umbra) Map
IT5210031 Italy Col Falcone (Colfiorito) Map
IT5210032 Italy Piani di Annifo - Arvello Map
IT5210036 Italy Piano di Ricciano Map
IT5210037 Italy Selva di Cupigliolo Map
IT5210041 Italy Fiume Menotre (Rasiglia) Map
IT5210044 Italy Boschi di Terne - Pupaggi Map
IT5210045 Italy Fiume Vigi Map
IT5210070 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT5210072 Italy Palude di Colfiorito Map
IT5210073 Italy Alto Bacino del Torrente Lama Map
IT5210075 Italy Boschi e pascoli di Fratticiola Selvatica (Valfabbrica) Map
IT5210076 Italy Monte Alago (Nocera Umbra) Map
IT5220024 Italy Valle del Tevere: Laghi di Corbara - Alviano Map
IT5220025 Italy Bassa Valnerina: Monte Fionchi - Cascata delle Marmore Map
IT5220026 Italy Lago di Piediluco - Monte Maro Map
IT5220027 Italy Lago dell'Aia (Narni) Map
IT8040021 Italy Picentini Map
IT9210200 Italy Monte Sirino Map
IT9220144 Italy Lago S. Giuliano e Timmari Map
SKUEV0365 Slovakia Dalovsky mociar Map
SKUEV0379 Slovakia Kobela Map
IT5210047 Italy Monti Serano - Brunette (sommità) Map
SKUEV0163 Slovakia Rudava Map
IT2080023 Italy Garzaia di Cascina Villarasca Map
IT5220014 Italy Valle del Serra (Monti Martani) Map
IT5210017 Italy Boschi di Pischiello - Torre Civitella Map
IT5210027 Italy Monte Subasio (sommità) Map
SKUEV0218 Slovakia Mociarka Map
SKUEV0119 Slovakia Siroka Map
SKUEV0166 Slovakia Ciglat Map
SKUEV0113 Slovakia Dlhe luky Map
IT2080703 Italy Po di Pieve Porto Morone Map
IT5220023 Italy Monti San Pancrazio - Oriolo Map
SKUEV0311 Slovakia Kacenky Map
IT5210064 Italy Monteluco di Spoleto Map
SKUEV0380 Slovakia Tematinske vrchy Map
IT5220011 Italy Zona umida di Alviano Map
IT2090702 Italy Po di Corte S. Andrea Map
SKUEV0313 Slovakia Devinske jazero Map
SKUEV0369 Slovakia Pavukov jarok Map
SKUEV0177 Slovakia Smolzie Map
IT5220008 Italy Monti Amerini Map
IT5220010 Italy Monte Solenne (Valnerina) Map
SKUEV0282 Slovakia Tisovsky kras Map
IT5210061 Italy Torrente Naia Map
SKUEV0312 Slovakia Devinske aluvium Moravy Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
SKUEV0116 Slovakia Jakubovske rybniky Map
SKUEV0165 Slovakia Kutsky les Map
IT5210068 Italy Laghetto e Piano di Gavelli (Monte Coscerno) Map
IT20A0502 Italy Lanca di Gussola Map
IT5210025 Italy Ansa degli Ornari (Perugia) Map
IT4020023 Italy Barboj di Rivalta Map
IT8010010 Italy Lago di Carinola Map
IT5220013 Italy Monte Torre Maggiore (Monti Martani) Map
IT2080702 Italy Po di Monticelli Pavese e Chignolo Po Map
IT2090501 Italy Senna Lodigiana Map
IT5210021 Italy Monte Malbe Map
IT2080701 Italy Po da Albaredo Arnaboldi ad Arena Po Map
SKUEV0397 Slovakia Vah pri Zamarovciach Map
IT5220018 Italy Lago di Piediluco - Monte Caperno Map
SKUEV0359 Slovakia Dechtarske vinice Map
IT5210053 Italy Fiume e Fonti del Clitunno Map
IT5220002 Italy Selva di Meana (Allerona) Map
IT20B0401 Italy Parco Regionale Oglio Sud Map
IT5220016 Italy Monte la Pelosa - Colle Fergiara (Valnerina) Map
SKUEV0125 Slovakia Gajarske aluvium Moravy Map
IT5210040 Italy Boschi dell'alta Valle del Nestore Map
SKUEV0317 Slovakia Rozporec Map
IT5220021 Italy Piani di Ruschio (Stroncone) Map
SKUEV0358 Slovakia Sovi hrad Map
SKUEV0168 Slovakia Horny les Map
SKUEV0213 Slovakia Kazarka Map
IT4020024 Italy San Genesio Map
IT5210020 Italy Boschi di Ferretto - Bagnolo Map
IT5210018 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
IT5210050 Italy Valle di Pettino (Campello sul Clitunno) Map
IT5210060 Italy Monte Il Cerchio (Monti Martani) Map
SKUEV0323 Slovakia Demjatske kopce Map
SKUEV0219 Slovakia Malina Map
IT5210049 Italy Torrente Argentina (Sellano) Map
SKUEV0124 Slovakia Bogdalicky vrch Map
IT5220004 Italy Boschi di Prodo - Corbara Map
IT5210069 Italy Boschi di Montebibico (Monti Martani) Map
SKUEV0366 Slovakia Driencansky kras Map
IT20B0014 Italy Chiavica del Moro Map
IT5210016 Italy Boschi di Castel Rigone Map
IT5210059 Italy Marcite di Norcia Map
IT20A0016 Italy Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Map
IT2040402 Italy Riserva Regionale Bosco dei Bordighi Map
SKUEV0179 Slovakia Cerveny rybnik Map
IT5210066 Italy Media Val Casana (Monti Coscerno - Civitella) Map
IT5210033 Italy Boschi Sereni - Torricella (San Biagio della Valle) Map
IT5210048 Italy Valle di Campiano (Preci) Map
IT5210065 Italy Roccaporena - Monte della Sassa Map
IT5210057 Italy Fosso di Camposolo Map
SKUEV0360 Slovakia Belezir Map
IT5210054 Italy Fiume Tevere tra Monte Molino e Pontecuti (Tevere Morto) Map
IT2050401 Italy Riserva Regionale Fontanile Nuovo Map
SKUEV0362 Slovakia Pieskovcove chrbty Map
SKUEV0316 Slovakia Sranecke piesky Map
SKUEV0120 Slovakia Jasenacke Map
SKUEV0178 Slovakia V studienkach Map
IT5210078 Italy Colline Premartane (Bettona - Gualdo Cattaneo) Map
IT5210046 Italy Valnerina Map
SKUEV0357 Slovakia Cerova vrchovina Map
IT5220020 Italy Gole di Narni - Stifone Map
IT5210028 Italy Boschi e brughiere di Panicarola Map
IT5210042 Italy Lecceta di Sassovivo (Foligno) Map
IT5210038 Italy Sasso di Pale Map
SKUEV0117 Slovakia Abrod Map
IT5220019 Italy Lago l'Aia (Narni) Map
IT2080501 Italy Risaie della Lomellina Map
IT5210063 Italy Monti Coscerno - Civitella - Aspra (sommità) Map
IT5220022 Italy Lago di San Liberato Map
IT5210058 Italy Monti Galloro - dell'Immagine Map
SKUEV0364 Slovakia Pokoradzske jazierka Map
IT2090503 Italy Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda Map
IT5220003 Italy Bosco dell'Elmo (Monte Peglia) Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
IT20B0016 Italy Ostiglia Map
IT5210026 Italy Monti Marzolana - Montali Map
SKUEV0064 Slovakia Bratislavske luhy Map
SKUEV0162 Slovakia Grgas Map
IT20B0015 Italy Pomponesco Map
IT20B0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Garzaia di Pomponesco Map
IT5210056 Italy Monti lo Stiglio - Pagliaro Map
IT9350143 Italy Saline Joniche Map
SKUEV0361 Slovakia Vodokas Map
IT20A0503 Italy Isola Maria Luigia Map
IT2090701 Italy Po di San Rocco al Porto Map
IT5210077 Italy Boschi a Farnetto di Collestrada (Perugia) Map
IT5210029 Italy Boschi e brughiere di Cima Farneto - Poggio Fiorello (Mugnano) Map
IT5220006 Italy Gola del Forello Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
IT1324896 Italy Lerrone - Valloni Map
IT20A0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Lanca di Gerole Map
IT20A0501 Italy Spinadesco Map
SKUEV0161 Slovakia Suchohradske aluvium Moravy Map
IT5210055 Italy Gola del Corno - Stretta di Biselli Map
ROSPA0062 Romania Lacurile de acumulare de pe Argeș Map
IT8020015 Italy Invaso del Fiume Tammaro Map
ROSPA0141 Romania Subcarpații Vrancei Map
IT2030008 Italy Il Toffo Map
IT4020027 Italy Cronovilla Map
IT4050032 Italy Monte dei Cucchi, Pian di Balestra Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Fácán Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fagiano comune Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Faisan de Colchide French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Faisán Vulgar Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Faisão Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fasaani Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fasan German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fasan Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fazant Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pheasant English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03940 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Phasianus colchicus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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