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Kalij Pheasant

Lophura leucomelanos

Description:

The Kalij Pheasant is found in forests in the foothills of the Himalayas. Males have a glossy bluish-black sheen. Females are pale brown all over.

Notes:

Males have a dramatic courtship display in which they stand erect, spread out their wings and shake them at a high speed. The glossy feathers look beautiful when they do this action.


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7 Comments

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@Sachin, @Joshua -- thank you :-)

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 4 years ago

Every time I see a beautiful bird spotting today it ends up being yours! Really nice work.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 4 years ago

Spectacular Snap,

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@Satyen -- They are fairly common in and around Corbett :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 4 years ago

Wonderful! This bird is on my wishlist :-)

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 4 years ago

Beautiful!!

Beautiful bird!

Uttarakhand, India

Lat: 29.59, Long: 78.86

Spotted on May 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 13, 2013

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