The ring-necked pheasant was introduced to Oregon from China in the 1800s and has spread to Nova Scotia and most mid-latitude states. The male is colorful, the female drab. The pheasant is a ground nester and has a wingspan of about three feet. In North Carolina, wild populations exist on some Outer Banks islands.
(Text: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Photo: Roger Hill/Pheasants Forever)