Himalayan Monal Pheasant

Himalayan Monal Pheasant (Lophophorus impeyanus) is a beautiful bird with metallic colors of green, purple, red and blue. The males have a large white patch on the rump. The breast and underparts are black, while the tail is copper. The males also have a very long crest similar to the peacock.

The bird is commonly seen in the mountainous regions. It is the state bird of Uttaranchal.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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