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Old Friday 28th October 2011, 11:15   #1
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How common are Reeve's Pheasants in Europe?

Just came across this picture from the Chez republic

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/20...in-d4dwyxa.jpg

I can count at least three male Reeve's pheasants in it and it got me wondering at how common the species has become in Europe?


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Old Friday 28th October 2011, 11:38   #2
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don't know the answer to your question, but what a cracking picture!
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Old Friday 28th October 2011, 14:07   #3
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They are reasonably 'common' around NE Champagne - Ardennes in France. I get them on my New Years Day List each year.

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Old Friday 28th October 2011, 15:14   #4
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WoW, so many pheasants!
Great photo.
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Old Friday 28th October 2011, 15:28   #5
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WoW, so many pheasants!
Great photo.
Possibly just released from an aviary by hunters to be shot down in a few days , great photo, poor birds, but maybe I am wrong...
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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 04:00   #6
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Possibly just released from an aviary by hunters to be shot down in a few days , great photo, poor birds, but maybe I am wrong...
Thought that too since Reeve's meant to be solitary...

Thanks for the info guys :)
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I think the tough question isn't how widespread they are in Europe - there seem to be a number of areas in France and Germany where they can be found - but rather how many of these colonies are sustainable without human intervention. Those I have seen near Calais would appear to be heavily dependent on food doled out by the hunting fraternity,
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Can I point out that there are no Reeve's Pheasants in Europe as no such species exists. There may however, be some Reeves's Pheasants. An important distinction, I'm sure you'll agree...
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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 13:48   #9
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Can I point out that there are no Reeve's Pheasants in Europe as no such species exists. There may however, be some Reeves's Pheasants. An important distinction, I'm sure you'll agree...
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Apparently they're your Pheasants...
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