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 white bird, believed to be a white eared pheasant, is on the loose.