Lophophorus sclateri Jerdon, 1870 - Sclater's Monal

Subspecies in India



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This species is uncommon. It inhabits the coniferous and temperate forests of the Himalayas (mainly of Arunachal Pradesh, India), China and Myanmar, from the height of 3,000m to 4,500m asl. It is an altitudinal migrant. It congregates during winters and disperses during the spring season for breeding (BirdLife International 2016). 

Conservation Status:



According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 2,500-9,999 individuals. Hunting for food and feathers is the primary threat for this species. Another threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to logging (BirdLife International 2016).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2016. Lophophorus sclateri . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22679185A92806372. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679185A92806372.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lophophorus sclateri Jerdon, 1870 – Sclater's Monal. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/lophophorus-sclateri, accessed 2024/06/25.