NamingThe species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1863.
StatusDue to isolated populations, deforestation, and poaching , the brown eared pheasant is evaluated as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix I of CITES.
ReproductionThe female lays five to eight large, pale stone green eggs, which take 28 days to hatch.
FoodThe rarest member in the genus ''Crossoptilon'', its diet consists mainly of roots, bulbs, and plant matter.
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