from The Century Dictionary.
- Having white ears:
- as a bird whose auricular feathers are white;
- as poultry with large white ear-lobes
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The white-eared honeyeater Lichenstomus leucotis and New Holland honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae are found in the drier forests, the Lewin honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii frequents the rainforests and wet sclerophyll forest.
Seasonal migration by white-eared kob in relation to resources.
While species such as the white-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon) are not technically endemic to the hotspot, they are important species endemic to Southwest China.
The ecoregion is also home to a few endemic or near-endemic vertebrates, such as the white-eared pocket mouse (Perognathus alticolis) and five endemic and near-endemic amphibians, largely Plethodontid salamanders.
Both of these, the vulnerable Tibetan eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon harmani) and the closely related white-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon) are reported to be locally common.
For example, a million individuals of white-eared kob undertake a massive migration of over 1500 km, following the availability of floodplain grasses.
Threatened bird species in these EBAs include white-eared night-heron (Gorsachius magnificus, EN), which occurs in southeastern China and north-eastern Vietnam, Edwards's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi, EN) of the wet evergreen forests in the Annamese Lowlands of Vietnam, orange-necked partridge (Arborophila davidi, EN) of the South Vietnamese Lowlands, and grey-crowned crocias (Crocias langbianis, EN) of Vietnam's Da Lat Plateau.
Among the most abundant species found here are the white-eared kob (Kobus kob), the tiang (Damaliscus lunatus tiang) and the Mongalla gazelle (Gazella thomsonii albontata).
Other threatened bird species with a broad habitat range include giant nuthatches (Sitta magna) and white-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon).
Other restricted-range bird species are the ratchet-tailed treepie (Temnurus temnurus) and white-eared night heron (Gorsachius magnificus), considered critical.
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