French: Lophophore de Lhuys German: Grünschwanzmonal Spanish: Monal coliverde
A. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
C China in Sichuan, S Gansu and possibly NW Yunnan; no recent records from NW Sichuan, SE Qinghai or E Tibet.
Male 75–80 cm, c. 2837–3008 g; female 72–75 cm, 3178 g. Noticeably larger and more heavily built than other monals, with much stouter bill; however, there... read more
Male call, given in mornings in spring and summer, is a whistled series of 3–4 “guo-guo... read more
Inhabits subalpine and alpine meadows with bare rock outcrops, and coniferous and Rhododendron... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on roots, bulbs, leaves and flowers, including Anemone rivularis, Caltha palustris, Primula, Allium... read more
Season Mar–June, apparently earlier than other alpine pheasants in Sichuan, China. Nests found at 3800–4000 m, beside crags; at... read more
No seasonal movements: despite claims that species moves downhill in winter, evidence shows that it... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Mace Lande: vulnerable. CITES I. Object of study by He Fen qi of Academia Sinica, Beijing, a study made all the more difficult by remoteness of range; occurs in... read more
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