Vegetative and atmospheric parameters were evaluated at 16 different nest sites of ring-necked pheasants in Utah County, Utah, to determine which parameters are influential in the nest site selection process. These data indicate that total vegetative ground cover, high amounts of cover immediately surrounding the nest cavity, and drying power of the air are the parameters most influential in nest site selection.
Wood, Alan K. and Brotherson, Jack D.
"Microenvironment and nest site selection by ring-necked pheasants in Utah,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 41
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol41/iss4/12