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Other Names: Impeyan Pheasant, Impeyan Monal
Subspecies: None recognized at this time, but current studies may place birds in northwestern India has a NEW subspecies as they lack the white rump and have more green on breast.
Range: The Himalayas, from eastern Afghanistan to western China
Habitat: Mountainous regions; in summer, they are found in rocky, grass covered meadows and winters in coniferous and mixed forests.
Status in Wild: Considered stable throughout much of its range, but may have been eliminated in Afganistan.
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(l to r): 1-3, Dan Cowell; 4-5, Roman Kmicikewycz.
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