* Threatened or Endangered
Brown-eared Pheasant *
: Crossoptilon mantchuricum
: Mountain forests of northeastern China
: Roots, bulbs, and plant matter
: Up to 39 inches long
: Listed as vulnerable due to their isolated population, deforestation, and illegal hunting.
• Listed as vulnerable due to their isolated population, deforestation, and illegal hunting.
• This dark brown pheasant has a black crown and red face skin with long white feathers behind its eyes.
• This is the rarest species of genus Crossoptilon.
• Male and female brown eared-pheasants look practically identical. The best way to tell the difference is in the spurs, which are larger in the male and more rounded.