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Chinese Monal

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Common name
Lophophorus lhuysii Scientific name 
Galliformes Order
Phasianidae Family   
75 – 80 cm               Length
Forest, high alt grass/shrubland 2,800-4,900 m Habitat
3 to 5 eggs. March-June Incubated by female. Clutch Eggs
Flowers, buds, roots, shoots, small creatures. Food Diet
Large groups in winter    Habits
242 WORLD No
Vulnerable BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Status

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Chinese Monal call
(Lophophorus lhuysii)
Nick Athanas XC20202
27-04-2006, China

Male Chinese Monal

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