Re: Golden Pheasant, Portland

Subject: Re: Golden Pheasant, Portland
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 16:56:20
At 15:05 16/12/1998 +1000, Richard Loyn wrote:
>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.

Richard - and others -
My only comment is - please record it for the Atlas project, as an
incidental sighting if nothing else.  We need these records to track the
establishment and spread (or non-establishment, for that matter) of
introduced species.

Cheers,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
Birds Australia Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia.
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