Monal pheasant (Himalayan Monal, Lophophorus impejanus; Family Phasianidae, Order Galliformes), distributed throughout the Himalayan mountain system, considered as the most significant bio-geographical zones, is well recognized for its ecological, cultural, and esthetic values (Kaul and Shakya, 2001; Seth, 2019).
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Lophophorus impejanus.
A 1-year-old, male Himalayan monal (Lophophorus
impejanus) was presented for veterinary attention with a history of chronic wasting, weakness, and ataxia.
Seminal characteristics and artificial insemination of Chinese pheasants, Trogopan temmincki, Lophophorus
impeyanus and Lophophorus
Fauna including leopard (Pathera pardus), jackal (Canis aureus), wild goat (Capra aegagrus), brown bear (Ursus arctos), wolf (Canis lupus), porcupine (Hystrix indica), black bear (Selenarctos thibetanus), monal (Lophophorus
impeganus) and koklas (Pucrasia macrolopha) pheasant and other migratory birds are present that play a role in the long-distance spread of H5N1 (Anonymous, 2009; Cui et al., 2014).
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).
Catreus wallichii, Lophophorus
sclateri and Tragopan blythii have been categorised as vulnerable and therefore need the highest level of protection.