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Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis himalayensis   - Adult
Himalayan Snowcock
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :beyond Kardungla, towards North Pulu, Ladakh, India
Date : 6 April 2014
English synonyms:Himalayan Snow Partridge
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It was indeed difficult to spot this well camouflaged bird in the icy-cold mountain slopes at sub-zero temperatures. - JK