Crossoptilon


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Crossoptilon

 

a genus of birds of the family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes. The body length varies from 95 to 100 cm. Tufts of white feathers, resembling ears, extend along the sides of the head. The genus comprises three species, which are distributed in the mountains of western and southern China, including southeastern Tibet. The birds inhabit mountain forests and shrub thickets at elevations ranging between 3,200 and 4,600 m.

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The group size of the buff-throated partridge (range=2-5) was smaller compared to the other cooperative breeding cases reported in Galliformes (2-15 for the hybrid population of white eared-pheasants Crossoptilon crossoptilon and Tibetan eared-pheasants C.
Seasonal changes in habitat use of blue-eared pheasant, Crossoptilon auritum.
However, in the breeding stage, Crossoptilon auritum likely regard the conifer and broad-leaf mixed forest as main activities terrain and avoid open field activity, which similar to Lady Amherst pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) (Kang and Zheng, 2007), golden pheasant (Liang et al.
A preliminary investigation on taxonomy, distribution and evolutionary relationship of the eared pheasants, Crossoptilon.
Key words: Blue-eared pheasant, Crossoptilon auritum, Gahai-zecha Nature Reserve, nest-site characteristics, stepwise discriminate analysis.