French: Hokki bleu German: Blauer Ohrfasan Spanish: Faisán orejudo azul
interior of China = Sigu, Gansu
C & NC China from E Qinghai E through Gansu to Inner Mongolia (Helan Shan), and S to W Sichuan and extreme NE Tibet (Tanggula Mts).
c. 96 cm; male 1700–2110 g, female 1450–1880 g; tail 49–56 cm. Distinctive combination of grey rump and white bases to several outer pairs of rectrices... read more
Territorial call of male a series of 4–5 harsh- or hoarse-sounding crows, the first sounding... read more
Coniferous and mixed forests, and among junipers and in scrub on alpine meadows above treeline,... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly vegetarian; takes buds and leaves of barberries, stems and roots of young grasses, and various herb species; nine stomachs... read more
Season Apr–June. Mating system assumed to be monogamous, with flocks disbanding in spring. Nest a slight depression (32–38 cm... read more
No definite information available, although the species is stated to descend to some extent in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Common throughout range, with no cause for concern. Little information on which to base population estimates, but... read more
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