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Kalij pheasant

Lophura leucomelanos

Description:

The kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) is a pheasant found in forests and thickets, especially in the Himalayan foothills, from the Himalayas of Nepal to western Thailand. Males are rather variable depending on the subspecies involved, but all have an at least partially glossy bluish-black plumage, while females are overall brownish. Both sexes have a bare red face and greyish legs (the latter separating it from the red-legged silver pheasant)

Habitat:

The kalij pheasant found in forests and thickets, especially in the Himalayan foothills, from the Himalayas of Nepal to western Thailand.

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5 Comments

mahesh.haridevan
mahesh.haridevan 5 years ago

Beautiful bird

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

I agree SukanyaDatta! That second one is awesome!

PramodCL
PramodCL 5 years ago

Thank u SukanyaDatta & armadeus.4

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Super. Really admired the second shot...lucky to have got the flock.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Great shots Pramod! Thank you for sharing :)

PramodCL
Spotted by
PramodCL

Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Feb 12, 2015
Submitted on Mar 2, 2015

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