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Containing group: Phasianidae

Other Names for Lophophorus


Eo, S. H., O. R. P. Binidia-Emonds, and J. P. Carroll. 2009. A phylogenetic supertree of the fouls (Galloansarae, Aves). Zoologica Scripta 38: 465-481.

Kimball, R. T., C. M. St. Mary, and E. L. Braun. 2011. A macroevolutionary perspective on multiple sexual traits in the Phasianidae (Galliformes). International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2011.

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Scientific Name Lophophorus impejanus
Location Physical Space Behavioral Research Aviaries Marlboro College Vermont
Comments Studying the Danphe Monal and Chir Pheasants through Vermont's long winters and adjacent seasons enabled a glimpse into how the species forage in deep snow, and preferences of perching through inclimate weather. The birds were held in thirty and twenty five foot tall aviarys, the largest, more than four thousand square feet.
Reference Himalayan Danphe Monal, Lophophorus impejanus Pair with Chir pheasant, Catreus wallichilhi in background
Creator Kermit Blackwood
Acknowledgements Christine Sheppard,Henry Wathen, John Tobias,Charlie Maddox,John Hayes, Dan Wharton, Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg, MacArthur Foundation
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Mated Pair
Life Cycle Stage Mature
Body Part dorsal plumage
Copyright © 1997 Kermit Blackwood
Scientific Name Lophophorus impejanus
Location captive, Columbus Zoo
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source Himalayan Monal Pheasant #6
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 Ryan E. Poplin
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Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA

David P. Mindell
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA

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