Tibetan eared pheasant
|Tibetan eared pheasant|
The Tibetan eared pheasant (Crossoptilon harmani), also called Elwes' Eared Pheasant, is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in southeast Tibet in China and adjacent India. Usually 2750 to 4700m elevation, but seen down to 2280m.
Its natural habitats are boreal and temperate forests. Seen in bushy and grassy clearings, rhododendron thickets, and tall dense scrub in valleys. It is threatened by habitat loss. 86cm long. They form monogamous pair bonds in the spring. The female lays eggs from April to June, and only she incubates them.
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- De Schaunsee RM (1984) The Birds of China. Smithsonian.