Sclater's Monal

(Lophophorus sclateri)

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Lophophorus sclateri
Photo by John Corder


Scientific Information

Other Names: Crestless Monal

Subspecies: There is some debate and more research needed, but there are possibly two races recently described. L. s. sclateri and L s. orientalis.

Range: Southeast Tibet, Southwest China, Northeast Burma.

Habitat: Rhododendron thickets and undergrowth to the alpine zone at altitudes of 11,000 to 12,000 feet.

Status in Wild: Not well known, listed as CITES Appendix I endangered species.



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(l to r): Photo by John Corder

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