Himalayan Monal Pheasant

(Lophophorus impeyanus)

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Impeyan

Lophophorus impeyanus
Photo by Roman Kmicikewycz


Scientific Information

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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