White Eared Pheasant
Scientific Name: Crossoptilon crossoptilon
Did you know?
Easy to tell where it got its name from by its colour and distinctive ear tuffs. The indigenous people of Himalaya call them ‘’shagga’ meaning snow fowl.
Found in the Himalayan alpin meadows of Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet.
In the meadows they feed on tubers and roots but change their diet in the winter to pine needles, juniper berries, wolf berries and the seeds of iris, lily and allium.