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.
The Ripley Guide
The most complete and up-to-date guide to the birds of the region. Revised and updated with the newest findings on vocalizations and taxonomy, including several taxa newly recorded for the region, species whose voice was previously unknown, and additional newly recognised species. Species lists follow familiar Peters order except where changes are well-corroborated by recent research.
CitationJohn Corder, IBC1170141. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1170141.
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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