Blue-eared pheasant in the snow at Central Park Zoo
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December 6, 2007
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher / WCS
Snow showers heightened the holiday mood today at the Central Park Zoo, a Wildlife Conservation Society park in New York City. Our blue-eared pheasant took in the weather from his sentinel post at the Tisch Children’s Zoo. Its distinctive white feathers that look like ears start beneath its chin and extend above the head.
This species’ native range is the mountainous forests of central China where cold weather is not a problem for them. Its diet consists mainly of berries and vegetable matters.
The Blue Eared Pheasant is a common species and is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.