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Brown Eared Pheasant
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[Photo] Brown Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum). Regnum: Animalia ??? Phylum: Chordata ??? Classis: Aves ??? Ordo: Galliformes ??? Familia: Phasianidae ??? Genus: Crossoptilon. Species Crossoptilon mantchuricum (Swinhoe, 1863). 動物界 脊索動物門 鳥綱 キジ目 キジ科 Crossoptilon???. Source: Location: Kobe Oji Zoo, Kobe, Japan. Copyright: OpenCage (

The Brown Eared Pheasant, Crossoptilon mantchuricum is a large, up to 100cm long, dark brown pheasant of mountain forests of northern China. It has stiff white ear coverts behind the eyes, which look like a moustache. The crown is black with red bare facial skin and its tail of twenty-two elongated white feathers is curved, loose and dark-tipped. Both sexes are similar in plumage.

The rarest member in the genus Crossoptilon, its diet consists mainly of roots, bulbs and plant matters. The female lays five to eight large eggs. The eggs are pale stone green in color and take 28 days to hatch.

Due to isolated population, deforestation and still hunted although legally protected by China, the Brown Eared Pheasant is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix I of CITES.
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