French: Tétraogalle du Tibet German: Tibetkönigshuhn Spanish: Perdigallo tibetano
Tibet = Ladakh
Subspecies and Distribution
T. t. tibetanus
Gould, 1854 – E Pamirs and E Tajikistan SE to W Tibet and NW India (Ladakh and N Kashmir).
T. t. aquilonifer
R. Meinertzhagen & A. C. Meinertzhagen, 1926 – S Tibet and W Nepal E to Bhutan and E Himalayas.
T. t. tschimenensis
Sushkin, 1926 – Kunlun Shan and Altun Shan, in CW China.
T. t. przewalskii
Bianchi, 1907 – WC China (Qinghai, SW Gansu and N Sichuan).
T. t. henrici
Oustalet, 1892 – E Tibet to NW Sichuan.
T. t. yunnanensis
Yang Lan & Xu Yan-gong, 1987 – N Yunnan, in S China.
50–56 cm; male 1500–1750 g, female 1170–1600 g. Separated from other snowcocks by extensive white underparts with heavy blackish streaks on flanks; head... read more
Recalls that of other Tetraogallus; advertising call is a far-carrying, Numenius-... read more
Replaces T. himalyensis at highest elevations in areas of sympatry with latter species.... read more
Food and feeding
Almost no specific information, but apparently similar to T. himalayensis; grasses and herbs taken include Stellaria,... read more
Considered probably monogamous. Pairs form in Apr, when winter flocks begin to disband. Season lasts from late May to early Jul (one record... read more
Up to 5800 m in summer months, moving down to 2500–4000 m in winter; apparently sometimes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. CITES I. Widely distributed, with range believed to be in excess of 500,000 km²; detailed surveys in some... read more
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