Blue eared-Pheasant


Blue eared-Pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum)

Symbols of bravery

Blue eared pheasant males are very aggressive during mating season and later defend their chicks vigorously even against large predators. That is why they were considered symbols of bravery and irrepressible courage in China. Generals of the Han and Qing dynasties received helmets with blue eared pheasant tail feathers to inspire them to be as brave as the birds.


Category: Birds

Size: Beak to tail 96cm; wingspan 30cm

Breeding duration: 26 - 28 Days

Age: max. 30 years

Sexually mature: with 2 - 3 years

Reproduction: 8-14 Eggs

food: berries, seeds, buds, roots

habitat: mountain forests up to 3,500 m. above sea level

Danger: not endangered

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