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Atlas of Pheasants: Brown eared pheasant Crossoptilon mantchuricum

Atlas of Pheasants: Brown eared pheasant Crossoptilon mantchuricum

Classification and distribution - Brown eared pheasant


Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Crossoptilon
Species: C. mantchuricum

The brown eared pheasant is not very common in captivity; it is endemic to the mountains and forests of China and Mongolia. Individuals reach adult plumage at the first year of age but begin to reproduce at the second.

Distinctive characters

Large pheasant that can reach 100 cm in length; it has a black head with white ear tufts; the neck is bluish-black, while the body is brown.
The tail is formed by white feathers with a black tip.

Brown eared pheasant Crossoptilon mantchuricum (photo Dan Cowell www.gbwf.org)

Behavior

Behavior: very shy in the wild, in captivity it proves sweet and tameable.
Reproduction: May / June.
Hatching: 27 days.
Number of eggs: 13 18.
Cohabitation: monogamy.

Brown eared pheasant Crossoptilon mantchuricum (photo Bill Asby www.gbwf.org)

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco


Video: Displaying Bulwers Pheasant (January 2022).