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Himalayan Blue sheep

Pseudois nayaur


The bharal, also called the Himalayan blue sheep or naur, is a caprid found in the high Himalayas of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Pakistan.


Bharal are active throughout the day, alternating between feeding and resting on the grassy mountain slopes. Due to their excellent camouflage and the absence of cover in their environment, bharal remain motionless when approached. Once they have been noticed, however, they scamper up to the precipitous cliffs, where they once again freeze, using camouflage to blend into the rock face

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Great capture Rinzy,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations Rinzy

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Rinzy, your pair of Himalayan Blue sheep is our Spotting of the Day:

"We take you all the way to Bhutan today with these beautiful female and kid Himalayan blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) as our Spotting of the Day! The Himalayan blue sheep, or bharal, is one of only two caprid species in the genus Pseudois, and is found in the high Himalayas of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Pakistan. It takes its common name from the bluish sheen sometimes seen on its dense grey coat. The Himalayan blue sheep was the focus of a field expedition in Nepal in 1973 by biologist George Schaller and nature writer Peter Matthiessen, and was made famous in Matthiessen's award-winning book, The Snow Leopard. The Himalayan blue sheep is an important food source for the snow leopard".



AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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སྤ་རོ་རྫོང་ཁག་, Bhutan

Spotted on Apr 17, 2018
Submitted on Jul 25, 2018

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