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The Monal or Impeyan Pheasant

 

COMMON NAME

The Monal or Impeyan Pheasant

ZOOLOGICAL NAME

Lophophorus impejanus

LOCAL NAME      

 Dafia

FAMILY

Phasianidae

SUB-FAMILY  
DISTRIBUTION

 

Common and locally abundant above 9000 ft.elevation like in Lachen,Lachung,Thangu,Karponang etc.

DESCRIPTION

A large,dumpy pheasant.Above,lustrous metallic bronze-green,purple and blue with a large white rumppatch and Peacock like crest on crown.

 

 

 

 

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