* Threatened or Endangered
Blue-eared Pheasant *
: Crossoptilon auritum
: Mountain forests of Central China
: Berries and vegetables.
: 38 inches long
: One of the most common pheasants in China so there is no conservation concern at the moment.
This large, blue-gray pheasant has a black crown, red facial feathers, long white feathers behind the eye, and crimson legs. These are very vocal birds whose sounds can carry over a mile. They use these sounds during mating season and males will use them to confront one another.