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It is a well-known gamebird, among those of more than regional importance perhaps the most widespread and ancient one in the whole world.
Ring-necked Pheasant” is a collective name for a number of subspecies and their crossbreeds.
The Common Pheasant is one of the world’s most hunted birds; it has been introduced for that purpose to many regions, and is also common on game farms where it is commercially bred.
Ring-necked Pheasants in particular are commonly bred and were introduced to many parts of the world; the game farm stock, though no distinct breeds have been developed yet, can be considered semi-domesticated.
The Ring-necked Pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota, one of only three US state birds that is not a species native to the United States.