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Chinese monal

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Kingdom  Animal
Subfamily  Phasianinae
Scientific name  Lophophorus lhuysii
Higher classification  Monal
Order  Galliformes
Family  Phasianidae
Genus  Lophophorus
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Monal, Bird, Sclater's monal, Cabot's tragopan, White eared pheasant

Chinese monal


The Chinese monal (Lophophorus lhuysii) is a pheasant. This monal is restricted to mountains of central China. The plumage is highly iridescent. The male has a large drooping purple crest, a metallic green head, blue bare skin around the eyes, a reddish gold mantle, bluish green feathers and black underparts. The female is dark brown with white on its throat.

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This is the largest of the three monals and, by mass, is one of the largest pheasants (after the turkeys and the green and Indian peafowls). Males measure 76–80 cm (30–31 in) in length while females measure 72–75 cm (28–30 in). The mean weight is reportedly 3.18 kg (7.0 lb).

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The scientific name, lhuysii, commemorates the French statesman Édouard Drouyn de Lhuys.

Due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation, limited range and illegal hunting, the Chinese monal is evaluated as vulnerable on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix I of CITES.

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In captivity

London Zoo and Beijing Zoo have kept Chinese monal but all failed.

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References

Chinese monal Wikipedia


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