%PDF-1.4 %���� The Blood Pheasant is the state bird of the Indian state of Sikkim. 0000025809 00000 n 0000004402 00000 n 0000000016 00000 n xref Sumong pho’s story begins with a great flood, when the rivers Rangeet and Teesta quarrelled and their waters rose up in the valleys, inundating the forests, fields and villages. Blood Pheasant is a resident and fairly common pheasant that is distributed in the Central and Eastern Himalaya (Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh) with an altitudinal range of 3,200-4,700 m (Johnsgard 1987). 0000009453 00000 n 0000003428 00000 n Both male and female Blood pheasants have red feet and a distinct crimson or orange ring of bare skin around the eyes according to the subspecies. Since the trend of the population appears to be slowly decreasing, the species has been evaluated as Least Concern by IUCN in 2009. 0000000796 00000 n trailer Classification of Blood pheasant. 0000008551 00000 n Female Blood pheasants usually lay eggs from mid-April to late June but most nests are found in May. 0000002993 00000 n 0000007204 00000 n 0000001099 00000 n The Blood pheasant has twelve recognized subspecies which mainly vary in the plumage of the males. The Blood Pheasant is a relatively small, short-tailed Pheasant which is widespread and fairly common in eastern Himalayas. But the most auspicious bird of all is the blood pheasant, sumong pho, which lives in high alpine forests above 3,000 metres. Km. The blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) is the only species in genus Ithaginis of the pheasant family. 0000003923 00000 n The male Blood pheasant has dark-ashy plumage above with white shafts. The goddess, Na-zong … It is the state bird of Sikkim and regarded as the saviour of the Lepcha people. 0000005905 00000 n 0000006295 00000 n It is a relatively small, short-tailed pheasant that is widespread and is fairly common in eastern Himalayas, ranging across India, Nepal, Bhutan, China and northern Myanmar. 0000002012 00000 n 0000001161 00000 n This video is unavailable. © 2017 – 2019 domesticforst.com, All Rights Reserved. <<312EDDA6422D2F44B3720C108D0F8200>]>> Literacy Rate: 81.4%: Sikkim, state in India,is located in the northeastern part of the country, in the eastern Himalayas. 0000004870 00000 n As compared to other pheasants, the Blood Pheasant is found at higher elevations, even in winters. Female birds are more uniformly colored, being overall dull brown and often with some grey on the nape. He also possesses tinged wings, and the feathers of the chin and coverts are deep crimson red. Distribution / Habitat: These pheasants originate from the Himalayas, ranging … It is one of the smallest states in India. 64 25 0000007421 00000 n startxref Blood Pheasant: State Flower: Dendrobium Nobile (Nobile Orchid) State Tree: Rhododendron Niveum: Population: 6,10,577: Density of Population: 86 Persons per Sq. The Blood Pheasant is a relatively small, short-tailed Pheasant which is widespread and fairly common in eastern Himalayas. 0000006073 00000 n The avifauna of Sikkim include the impeyan pheasant, crimson horned pheasant, snow partridge, Tibetan snowcock, bearded vulture and griffon vulture, as well as golden eagles, quails, plovers, woodcocks, sandpipers, pigeons, Old World flycatchers, babblers and robins. 0000005558 00000 n Watch Queue Queue. 0000025591 00000 n The differences are in the amount of red or black in the throat, forehead, neck, chest and tail, and the presence or absence of rufous areas in the wings. Size of adult male Blood pheasant is between 40 to 48 cm and the length of female is between is between 38 to 42 cm. 0000001485 00000 n It ranges across Nepal, Bhutan, China and India where it’s the state bird of the Indian state of Sikkim. Name of the State bird of Sikkim is Blood pheasant. 0000005383 00000 n The hen normally lays 6 – 7 long oval eggs which are incubated for almost 28 days. The Blood Pheasant is a relatively small, short-tailed. 0000002530 00000 n … Watch Queue Queue It ranges across Nepal, Bhutan, China and India where it’s the state bird of the Indian state of Sikkim. They move their range depending on the seasons, and are found at higher elevations during the summer and move to lower elevations during the winter. %%EOF 64 0 obj <> endobj 0000008325 00000 n The male Blood pheasant has dark-ashy plumage above with white shafts. 88 0 obj<>stream Description of State bird of Sikkim. 0 0000005728 00000 n x�b```b``�b`e`Wad@ A�(�EE�%����B���)��÷����V�i���"�M���s������ʞ�C�(:f�A��Y@nϴ�BR���oZ���d����7���I��*�g�4r7бV�Y"@Z�%��/g�c6�lH>��A�!�1�M�������� I.