The English Pheasant Hen

The Female Pheasant

Pheasant HenPheasant Hen


  • A game bird.
  • Also known as the Common Pheasant.
  • Usually live in wooded areas and scrub land.
  • It feeds on the ground on grain, leaves and invertebrates.
  • It roosts in trees at night.
  • Only short distance fliers and usually fly when startled.
  • Prefer to run. 
  • Less ornate bird than the male.
  • Has a duller, mottled brown plumage all over it’s body.
  • The female nests on the ground any time from April to June.
  • It can lay a clutch of about 10 eggs for hatching.
  • The incubation period is approximately 23-28 days.
  • The chicks stay close to the female for several weeks.
  • Visit the Game Bird Gallery.

    Read all about the male English pheasant.

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