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Blue Eared Pheasant

(Crossoptilon auritum)

        This is another great favorite with pheasant aviculturists and is, like all the eared pheasant, a most striking bird. It is the most common of it's genus in captivity and is thought to be fairly abundant in the wild. The range of the Blue Eared-Pheasant borders on that of the White Eared-Pheasant in extreme northern Sichuan, from where it extends northward into Gansu and westward into Tibet.

Status In Captivity: Good

Full Adult Plumage: First year, but rarely fertile

Egg Clutch Size: 5-8 Eggs

Incubation Period: 26-28 Days

Feeding Habits: Normal Pheasant Diet, but great diggers.