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Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii   - Pair
Cheer Pheasant
Photographer : © Kees de Vries
Location :Pangot, near Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Date : 4 December 2008
English synonyms:Chir Pheasant, Wallich's Pheasant
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :We saw a pair very close to the road. - KdV
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent (India & Nepal, formerly Pakistan).
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