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jpco-9-10-13  Tilgate Nature Centre - Animal Magic - Blue Eard Pheasant (Pic by Jon Rigby)
jpco-9-10-13 Tilgate Nature Centre - Animal Magic - Blue Eard Pheasant (Pic by Jon Rigby)

This pretty friend of mine is a Blue-eared Pheasant.

Blue eared pheasants inhabit the high altitude forests of China and can even be seen feeding around monasteries in some parts of the country.

During the winter these birds live in large flocks for warmth and safety, but come spring time they will head off in pairs to set up their own breeding territories.

The Tilgate flock share an aviary with red-billed blue magpies and the red squirrels.

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