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Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis himalayensis  
Himalayan Snowcock
Photographer : © Sujata Shashank Phadke
Location :near Chang La (Pass), Ladakh, India
Date : 4 September 2013
English synonyms:Himalayan Snow Partridge
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Bird Group :GALLIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Very much surprised to see four birds sitting on a snow clad mountain slope. As our vehicle approached one Snowcock moved fluttering its wings and the other three moved slowly backwards. After getting down of vehicle managed to click this image of single bird. By then the other three birds had escaped. - SSP
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