* Threatened or Endangered
Impeyan Pheasant *
: Lophophorus impejanus
: Himalayan forests and shrublands.
: Grass, seeds, insects, and some berries.
: 28 inches long
: Threatened in some areas due to poaching and habitat loss.
This high-altitude bird lives at elevations between 7,000 and 15,000 feet, which is the highest of any pheasant in the world. The Impeyan pheasant is the national bird of Nepal and is most known for its brightly colored feathers that consist of metallic greens, blues, blacks, and purples. Impeyan pheasants are well adapted to life in the snow and can even dig through the snow to find food.