150 miles [c. 240 km] east of Lhasa, Tibet.
Systematic position of this taxon has been debated#R, especially as it interbreeds with C. crossoptilon drouynii in the Salween Valley#R and neighbouring watersheds#R#R; detailed genetic study found that harmani is closest to C. crossoptilon, but differences between crossoptilon and harmani similar to genetic differentiation shown by other taxa within this genus that are traditionally ranked as species#R. Here considered a species distinct from C. crossoptilon on account of mid-grey upperparts and underparts (except for white throat, neck-sides and mid-belly and whitish-grey rump), with white belly patch vs pale grey in morphologically closest form dolani (2); neck greyish-black, causing white throat and narrow white collar to stand out sharply (3); white belly patch vs none (1); slightly smaller size (on small sample, NHMUK, where mean wing 286 vs 310; at least 1). Monotypic.
SE Tibet (W to c. 91° E in the Tsangpo Valley, E to the Yigrong Range at c. 95° E and N to 80 km N of Lhasa) and extreme N Arunachal Pradesh (NE India).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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