Originally from Central Asia and the Far East, the common pheasant has been introduced to other parts of the world for shooting and for food. Compared to some gamebirds, this species flies readily. It bursts explosively into the air at the first sign of danger, beating its wings rapidly before gliding away. It feeds on fruit, seeds, and small animals. The males loud korr-kok call is heard in the breeding season, along with the drumming of its wings. Once mated, the female lays a clutch of pale olive eggs. The chicks are well developed on hatching and leave the nest when only a few hours old. In some regions, introduced common pheasants become feral, breeding in the wild. In others, including Britain, large numbers are also raised and released each year.

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