* 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.
• 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.