Blue Eared Pheasant

Crossoptilon auritum

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The Blue Eared Pheasant is not a blue-eared pheasant but is a blue-grey pheasant and one of four "eared" species which have whiskers of feathers sticking up like horns.
(They are also not the "horned" pheasants, - those are the Tragopans). The Blue Eared Pheasant is native to mountain forests of central China.
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Unusually for pheasants, male and female Eared Pheasants have similar plumage and appearance, although the hens are slightly smaller.
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The bushy tail