Himalayan monal, Impeyan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
Male from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim, India.
English: The species Himalayan Monal had been photographed at Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary during the birding trip of GoingWild in East Sikkim, India on 13.02.2016.
Date 13 February 2016
Source The species Himalayan Monal had been photographed at Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary during the birding trip of GoingWild in East Sikkim, India on 13.02.2016.
Previously published: Yes, I have published this image file in my Facebook profile; I am yet to publish it in other ornithology portals and websites and in print media as well for future use.
Author Dibyendu Ash https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Dibyendu_Ash
The Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus), also known as the Impeyan monal, Impeyan pheasant, is a bird in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It is the national bird of Nepal, where it is known as Danphe, and state bird of Uttarakhand India, where it is known as Monal. It was also the state bird of Himachal Pradesh, until 2007. Order: Galliformes, Family: Phasianidae, Subfamily: Phasianinae, Genus: Lophophorus, Species: Lophophorus impejanus (Latham, 1790).