(Pucrasia macrolopha)

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Pucrasia macrolopha

Pucrasia macrolopha
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Scientific Information

Other Names: Koklass Pheasant

Subspecies: Indian Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha macrolopha),
Western Koklass (P. m. castanea), Kashmir Koklass (P. m. biddulphi), Meyer's Koklass (P. m. meyeri),
Orange-collared Koklass (P. m. ruficollis), Joret's Koklass (P. m. joretiana), Darwin's Koklass (P. m. darwini),
Yellow-necked Koklass (P. m. xanthospila).

Range: This species has a wide range across asia, from Afganistan to China. The range is not continuous and in some cases the subspecies are seperated by quite a distance. Of the most common subspecies kept in American aviculture, the nominate race, the Indian or Common Koklass, is found in north-central India and southern Nepal; the Western Koklass is found in eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Yellow-necked Koklass is native to north-eastern China.

Habitat: In mountainous areas of coniferous or mixed forests.

Status in Wild: Stable.

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(l to r): 1, Myles Lamont; 2-4, Dan Cowell; 5-8, Scott Vowers.


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