Golden Pheasant, Portland

Subject: Golden Pheasant, Portland
From: Richard Loyn <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 15:05:53 +1000
On Sunday 13 Dec. a male Golden Pheasant fled across a track into thinned
pine plantations near Heywood in SW Victoria. It was obviously wild, not a
recent escapee.  (I have seen a recent escapee near Melbourne, and it was
tame.) This species is feral in pines in Europe, so I wonder if the same
could be true here.  Any comment?  Thanks,  Richard.

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