[CT Birds] Pheasants

Brian Webster b.webster at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 13 12:11:25 EST 2010


Thanks for the info, Roy.  Perhaps, like many creatures, they lay many eggs to increase the chances of chicks growing to adulthood... granted, they do not become victims of predation.

 

 

Brian Webster
Stratford, CT
b.webster at hotmail.com
http://thebirdmojo.blogspot.com/
 
 



 
> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 09:00:53 -0800
> From: rmharvey at snet.net
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pheasants
> 
> --- On Sat, 3/13/10, Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I don't know the average clutch size of Wild Turkeys, but
> > last season the nest in my woods had 12 eggs in it. 
> 
> The Birder's Handbook entry for Wild Turkey gives a typical number of eggs as 10 to 12, with 6 to 20 as the range. For Ring-necked Pheasant it gives 10-12 as typical and 6 to 15+ for the range.
> 
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
> 
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