Pair of Brown Eared Pheasants
Brown Eared Pheasants (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) are large and have red, skin around the eyes. They have a crown of velvety, black feathers, and their 'ears' are white feathers that begin below the chin and extend over the head.
Their tail feathers are long and full looking, and their bodies are covered in dark brown plumage, down to the base of the tail, where the feathers are a beautiful, silvery grey.
The male and female Brown Eared Pheasants look quite similar.
The Brown Eared Pheasant are the rarest of the four types of eared pheasants. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) lists them as Vulnerable.
Size: 96-100cm long
Eggs: 5-8 a year
Conservation Status: Vulnerable