Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Distribution Britain 9 (-30.8%) Ireland 0
Numbers breeding: Britain 50 RBBP individuals Ireland 0
European status: 75 (100% in Britain and Ireland =1)
British population trend: possibly on the way out?
This is another very secretive woodland pheasant in several places but particularly successfully on the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. The population here seems to be in decline and may be less than 100 birds. There may be a handful of birds elsewhere e.g. Sussex, Hampshire, Norfolk and Cheshire. More concern of the same sort!
Ogilvie, M.A. & RBBP 1999 British Birds: 92, 176-182 & 472-476.
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From The State of the Nations Birds
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