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Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii   - Male
Cheer Pheasant
Photographer : © Kaajal Dasgupta
Location :outskirts of Munsiyari, Uttarakhand, India
Date : 26 May 2016
English synonyms:Chir Pheasant, Wallich's Pheasant
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Bird Group :GALLIFORMES
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :A lone bird was observed feeding on a slope adjacent to the main road. It did not run away immediately but, after feeding for a while, climbed down and went behind the rocks. - KD
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent (India & Nepal, formerly Pakistan).
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