The Blue Eared Pheasant is a monotypic species found throughout mountain forests of central and western China. This is a large pheasant with the distinguishing mark of striking scarlet red bare facial skin. Its plumage is a dark blue-grey with a velvet black crown and long white ear coverts behind the eyes.
The PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Feeder can help to make your birds self sufficient, which is a bonus if you want to take a break from the normal routine. To feed pellets, the ½-inch regulator disc from the PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Feeder can be used. This size regulator disc can also be used to feed crumble, wheat, oats, cracked corn, peas and barley.
Its tail of 24 long grayish blue feathers is curved, loose and dark-tipped. The irises are red and the legs are crimson. The spurs on the males are larger and round, while those of the females are smaller and oblong in shape. The males have stronger legs and rounder, more extensive red wattles on the sides of his face. Both males and females of this species are very vocal and their calls can be heard for over a mile.
The Blue Eared Pheasant soon becomes tame in captivity. They are poor fliers and hence there is rarely a need for them to be pinioned. Being heavy diggers, the Blue-eared Pheasants use their beaks to dig and feed on insects, bulbs and roots seeds, and leaves. In captivity, they are usually fed a base diet of pellets.