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Check this out. Pheasants in the city of Detroit. I know I'm opening myself up to some new names for pheasants like City Chickens, Slum Chickens etc. Knock yourselves out. I don't care what you call them, they are still awesome birds.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 02:14 PM
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I bet they don't have hawks.
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I bet they don't have hawks.
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Hey, that comment is reserved for bpottorff.
Just figured I'd get it out there
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More fuel for the fire. Don't they stock peregrines in their citys like we do?
See Lynn u need old deserted schools and housing for them for habitat. Wonder what crep mix they plant in Chicago?

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Do not know the area, could be less trees and there for maybe less raptors. Probably less owls, hard to say. Does not say that they planted switch grass, or anything just for pheasants. My guess is eventually predation will decimate the birds, either man or beast. In a lose comparison to our recovery efforts, perfect habitat is not a must, but should help if you can control predation, and other mortality. Thanks Lynn, for the information. If the hawks are few there, then that may shed some light on this picture. Sad thing is we do have that type of habitat here, but no pheasants. Looks to be very limited cover. Wonder if the birds roost in the few trees or on the ground. If no owls, this could be a big factor. Be nice to know what if any predators are in the city.
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Never leaves the script, how funny.

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Bp, I think u hit the nail on the head with the low predation thought.

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Bp, I think u hit the nail on the head with the low predation thought.
Yes, that area does not have the typical habitat, does not look like much cover, but it does not take much to feed a bird, at least some birds. That's why I thought low predation.
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I used to see pheasants in the city limits in parts Youngstown around old brown fields, empty lots, rail lines, drainages in the mid 80's. I haven't seen any for a long time. A couple of years ago someone told me they saw a few. I think they might have migrated from a rod and gun club that's east of the City and that borders the Mahoning river valley. People see a fair number of turkeys in the city limits these days though. Deer and occasionally coyotes too.
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