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Pheasant (1 tail).png
Released1 August 2005 (Update)
Combat level3
ExamineA brightly coloured game bird.
Combat info
XP bonus+0%
Max hit1
Attack styleStab
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time5 ticks (3 seconds)
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID373

Pheasants are birds that are featured in the Freaky Forester random event, in which the player is tasked with killing a pheasant with a specific number of tails, and delivering its carcass to the Freaky Forester. Despite the Freaky Forester asking for the raw pheasant from a pheasant with a specific number of tails, all pheasants will drop the same raw pheasant as if it was correct, which the Freaky Forester will accept for a reward.

The event can be left at any time by using the portal, this however grants no rewards if the event is not completed.

Pheasants have 5 hitpoints and the first blow to them always hits for 5 damage, thereby killing the bird, dropping a raw pheasant. Players receive no experience for killing the pheasant, making the random event safe for skillers. Attempting to attack another pheasant with one in the inventory results in the message You already have a pheasant carcass. You don't need to kill another. If the player kills two pheasants (so there are two carcasses on the ground) and picks one up, attempting to pick up the second one results in the message You already have a pheasant carcass in your inventory, you don't need to kill another. After handing in a raw pheasant and being told to leave, attempting to attack a pheasant results in the message You don't need to attack any more pheasants. You're allowed to leave.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Raw pheasant.png: Pheasant drops Raw pheasant with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw pheasant1AlwaysNot soldN/A

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
9 May 2013 – 16 December 2020

All pheasants now drop the same item, so any pheasant can be killed instead of just the one requested by the Freaky Forester. Formerly, upon failure to deliver the correct raw pheasant no reward be given and the player would be teleported off to a random spot on the map rather than returned back to their origin.[1]

8 November 2018

The pheasants can be attacked even if the player has their attack options hidden.

References[edit | edit source]

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