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Breeding Biology of the Blue-eared Pheasant in South Gansu
Author of the article:WU Yi-qun1, LIU Nai-fa2
Author's Workplace:(1. Department of Environment and Life Sciences, Weinan Teachers University, Weinan, Shaanxi Province 714000, China; 2. School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China)
Key Words:Crossoptilon auritum; breeding biology; clutch size; nest sites; south Gansu
Abstract:The breeding biology of the blue-eared pheasant(Crossoptilon auritum) was studied in Gahai-zecha Nature Reserve, Gansu province from 2007 to 2008. Concealment degrees of 12 nests were surveyed. Degree of hinder concealment was the highest (90.83%), followed by upper concealment, left concealment, right concealment, and front concealment. The average clutch size of this pheasant was (9.67±1.15) (n=3). The average egg size, egg volume, egg size weight were (56.64±1.75) mm × (41.88±0.98) mm, (50.39±2.64) cm3, (54.97±2.87) g, respectively. Of four breeding nests, only one nest hatched successfully. Man-made interference and natural enemies resulted in low nidation success.
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