A bird hand feeding.

A bird hand feeding.
Species: White Eared-pheasant   Crossoptilon crossoptilon
Subspecies: crossoptilon
Author: John Corder
Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Added to IBC: 7 Apr 2009 - 14:27
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3968 meters
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Some monasteries in this area have sacred groves where the monks regularly feed the birds, animals and fish. Although totally wild, the birds show no fear and are happy to feed from the monks’ hands. The local Tibetan community also values its wildlife so the birds are not hunted and wander freely from the forest into the monastery.

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Citation

John Corder, IBC1170141. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1170141.

Extended version
John Corder, IBC1170141. Video of White Eared-pheasant Crossoptilon crossoptilon at Zhujie Monastery, China (Northern). Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1170141.

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