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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Among the Phasianidae, Crossoptilon is one of the two genera that possess both sexual plumage monomorphism and monogamy, and its member species exhibit the strongest non-breeding gregariousness (Johnsgard 1999).
Growth of spurs of male Tibetan Eared-pheasant Crossoptilon harmani, under captive conditions.
Habitat use of the Tibetan Eared-pheasant Crossoptilon harmani groups in shrub vegetation during the non-breeding seasons.
Reproductive ecology of Tibetan Eared-pheasant Crossoptilon harmani in shrub environment, with special reference to the effect of food.