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Seasonal foods of pheasants (Phasianus colchius L.) in intensively cultivated agrohabitat in Hungary






Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Godollo (1): 71-77

Seasonal foods of pheasants (Phasianus colchius L.) in intensively cultivated agrohabitat in Hungary

Crop contents from 228 adult and 248 young pheasants shot about every month between 1982 and 1985 in 2 different Hungarian Plains were examined. Pheasant fed mainly on plants (seeds, fruit and green herbage). Feeds from animal sources included annelids, molluscs, arthropods and quill feathers. Stones and sand formed a part of the diet. Green herbage formed part of the diet only in spring, while seed occurred in the crops all year round.

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