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Tibetan Eared-Pheasant

(Crossoptilon harmani)




Harman's Eared

Crossoptilon harmani
Photo by Charles Shi


Other Names: Harman's Eared-Pheasant, Elwe's Eared-Pheasant

Range: Southeastern Tibet, extreme northwestern India

Subspecies: Monotypic; sometimes classed and once known as subspecies Crossoptilon crossoptilon harmani.

Habitat: Mixed coniferous forest and clearings

Description: Head and face much like crossoptilon with shorter ear-coverts than auritum and mantchuricum. Overall plumage color not unlike auritum, but with a white patch on belly and rump much paler gray. Sexes are similar.

Status in Wild: Not well known, but believed to be locally common.

Avicultural Data

Status in Aviculture: As far as I know, this species is not kept in American aviculture. I also do not know status in aviaries overseas. If someone can shed some light regarding their status, please e-mail me.


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Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Delacour, J. 1977. The Pheasants of the World. 2nd ed., World Pheasant Association and Spur Publications, Hindhead, U.K.
  • De Schauensee, R.M. 1984. The Birds of China. Smithsonian Press, Washington D.C.
  • Johnsgard, P.A. 1999. The Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History. 2nd ed., Smithsonian Press, Washington D.C.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.


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