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1 December 2002 RING-NECKED PHEASANT PARASITISM OF LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN NESTS IN KANSAS
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We report observations of Ring-necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) parasitizing Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) nests in native sand sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia) rangeland in southwestern Kansas. We found low incidence of interspecific nest parasitism as only 3 of 75 prairie-chicken nests were parasitized. Two of the three parasitized clutches hatched, but no Ring-necked Pheasant chicks were known to have survived.

CHRISTIAN A. HAGEN, BRENT E. JAMISON, ROBERT J. ROBEL, and ROGER D. APPLEGATE "RING-NECKED PHEASANT PARASITISM OF LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN NESTS IN KANSAS," The Wilson Bulletin 114(4), 522-524, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1676/0043-5643(2002)114[0522:RNPPOL]2.0.CO;2
Received: 12 March 2002; Accepted: 1 August 2002; Published: 1 December 2002
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