The Blood pheasant is the only species in the genus ithaginis of the pheasant family. This relatively small, short-tailed pheasant is widespread and fairly common in the eastern Himalayas. ranging across India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and northern Myanmar. Since the trend of the population appears to be slowly decreasing, the species has been evaluated as Least Concern by IUCN in 2009. The Blood pheasant was the national bird of the former kingdom of Sikkim. (source

Its called Blood pheasant in English and its scientific name is Ithaginis cruentus. In Nepali its called Chilime(चिलिमे). I found this bird in Opposite of Beding of Rolwaling valley of Dolakha. When I was there for camera trapping. The valley is awesome and best for trek and travel. There I got so many species of birds and also the high potential to found many species of a wild animals. This area lies in Gaurishankar Conservation Area which is managed by NTNC(National Trust for Nature Conservation).

I captured these photographs with Nikon 7200D, Nikkor 18-140mm. I also prepared a video of this bird. You can get my videos in youtube link is here.

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    of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this.
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    will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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