Cheer Pheasant, (Catreus wallichii)
Had never had any luck at seeing this extremely rare species at a number of locations across the Himalayas. Came across a trip report on +Sumit Sen' website ...
Had four days fantastic birding in the area, even if the weather was a little inclement. Very few images of wild cheer pheasants have been made, so I was very pleased to come away with some. Thanks Sumit.
Pangot, Uttarakhand, India.
Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and hunting in some areas, the Cheer Pheasant is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
for #threatenedthursday by +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Anette Mossbacher +Sandy Schepis
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