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Blue-eared Pheasant
Blue-eared Pheasant
Mountain forests of China is the birthplace of the blue-eared pheasant.
Type: Chordates
Class: Birds
Order: Chickens
Family: Pheasants
Genus: Long-eared pheasants
Species: Blue-eared Pheasant
General Settings
  • Its habitat is the mountain forests of Central and Western China.
  • Length-body with tail about 96 cm.
  • Weight-1.75-2.1 kg.
  • It feeds on bulbs, rhizomes, young leaves and buds of plants, insects and their larvae.
  • Life expectancy-up to 15 years.

The appearance of the male and female blue-eared pheasant is almost the same. On the head there is a black cap and a bright red "mask" and long white tufts of" ear " feathers, for which these pheasants are called eared.


Social behavior


Eared pheasants lead a sedentary lifestyle. From autumn to winter, they gather in flocks consisting of 50-60 individuals, and in early spring they break up into nesting pairs.


Reproduction


The clutch size is usually 6-12 eggs. The female incubates alone, and the male remains nearby during the incubation period. The incubation period of the blue-eared pheasant ranges from 24 to 28 days and is the longest of all eared pheasant species.


Species and people


Blue-eared pheasants are easy to tame, as they are incredibly friendly, curious, sociable and highly organized birds. These birds easily come into contact with humans.


Interesting Facts


At any time of the year, blue-eared pheasants rest and spend nights on the branches of trees at the altitude from 2 to 4 meters above the ground.

Blue-eared pheasants love to take dust and sun baths.

Current status in wildlife
  • Not
    evaluated
    NE
  • Data
    deficient
    DD
  • Data
    deficient
    lc
  • near
    threatened
    NT
  • vulnerable
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  • endangered
    en
  • critically
    endangered
    cr
  • extinct
    in the wild
    ew
  • Extinct
    ex