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Blood Pheasant

Ithaginis cruentus


Blood Pheasant is a relatively small, short-tailed pheasant , having the size of a small fowl, about 17 in (43 cm) in length with a short convex, very strong black bill, feathered between bill and eye, and a small crest of various coloured feathers. Both males and females have red feet and a distinct ring of bare skin around the eye that typically is crimson colored, but is orange in a few subspecies.


Coniferous or mixed forests and scrub areas near the snowline. Mountains.


The blood pheasant was the national bird of the former Kingdom of Sikkim,and remains Sikkim's state bird.

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Tsang Po
Tsang Po 7 months ago

Thank You So Much to all the Beautiful people for your very Kind words very happy to be a part of Project Noah, Really Sorry for Late Reply as I was out of Network for couple of days.

ainsley.stinson 7 months ago

Great spotting!

DrNamgyalTSherpa 7 months ago

Congratulations Tsangpo for the SOTW!

Karan Raghwa
Karan Raghwa 7 months ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

Beautiful spotting, Tsang Po. Congrats on your SOTW.

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 7 months ago

Fantastic spotting Tsang Po! Congratulations for the SOTW.

Saturniidae27 8 months ago

Congrats, Tsang Po. :-)

Jae 8 months ago

Congratulation, Tsang Po.

Ornithoptera80 8 months ago

Congrats Tsang Po!

Great find Tsang Po,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

MichaelS 8 months ago

Hi Tsang Po,

Your Blood Pheasant spotting has been voted Project Noah's Spotting of the Week.

Congratulations on the weekly feature! The Noah community looks forward to seeing what you discover next!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 months ago

What a wonderful spotting. It appears to be the first one on Project Noah for this species. And a belated welcome to Noah!

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!

Deny 9 months ago

More than handsome bird , brilliant . 😁😁😁

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 months ago

Such a handsome bird, deserving of his status.

DrNamgyalTSherpa 9 months ago

Great spotting Dawa bhai!

Tsang Po
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Tsang Po

Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jul 24, 2020
Submitted on Aug 21, 2020

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