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monal

(ˈmɒnɔːl) or

monaul

n
(Animals) any of several S Asian pheasants of the genus Lophophorus, the males of which have a brilliantly coloured plumage
[C18: from Hindi]
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Noun1.monal - brilliantly colored pheasant of southern Asiamonal - brilliantly colored pheasant of southern Asia
pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
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And because of Buddhist and government prohibitions against hunting, says Miceler, "Bhutan is one of the few places you can go and see wild herds of rare ungulates"-hoofed animals such as goral and takin-"and feed wild monal pheasants around monasteries.