BROWN-EARED PHEASANT - 6.5x6.5 inches $205.00 (SOLD)
Highlighted Species: Crossoptilon mantchuricum
Status: Vulnerable because of isolated populations, deforestation, and poaching
Chinese mythology: The Fenghuang bird is often called a phoenix, but it is a very different creature from the Greek mythology concept of a “phoenix” (a singular creature that dies in flame and is reborn). The Fenghuang is a beautiful and immortal being that has a pheasant’s head and body, peacock’s tail, crane’s legs, swallow’s wings. Sightings of it were seen as an omen of political harmony and world peace upon an Emperor’s ascension. The Fenghuang encapsulates both female and male energies within itself thus being a physical embodiment of harmony, yin and yang.
Size: 6 x 6 inches