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Well-known pheasant species in the pheasantry comprise species inhabitant to Pakistan that are Koklass (Pucrasia macrolopha), Kalij (Lophura leucomelana), Monal (Lophophorus impeganus), Cheer (Catreus wallichi) and Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) and non-native species including the Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus), Lady Amherst (Chrysolophus amherstiae), Yellow Golden (Chrysolophus pictus mut.
Apart from cheer, four species of pheasants, including Koklass, Monal, Western Tragopan and Kalij found in the outer Himalayas of Pakistan are also bred at the pheasantry, he added.
He said that in scenic Kumrat valley of Dir Kohistan, rare species of Chukar partridge, Black Partridge, Grey partridge, Munal Pheasant and Koklass were found in abundance.
Other mammal and bird species recorded in the study area included the snow leopard (Panthera uncia), common leopard (Panthera pardus), black bear (Ursus thibetanus), grey langur (Semnopithecus ajax), rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), kaleej pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos), koklass pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha), monal pheasant (Lophophorus impejanus), western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) and chukor (Alectoris chukar).
It is worth mentioning here that a resident of Dir Lower named Akhunzada Hasham Hazrat shared pictures of illegal hunting of protected birds Koklass and Monal Pheasant on social media.
The official said five species of pheasants including Koklass, Monal, Western Tragopan, Kalij and Cheer, which are found in the outer Himalayas of Pakistan, are also grownup at the peasantry.