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Catreus wallichii (Hardwicke, 1827) – Cheer Pheasant

Taxonomic Notes:

Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is rare. It inhabits forests and shrublands on the rocky terrains of India (mainly Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir), Nepal and Pakistan, at the heights of 1,445m-3,050m asl. This species is dispersed into small groups living in its suitable habitats (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 2,000-2,700 individuals. The primary threat to this species is hunting (as a traditional sport, medicine, and delicacy). Another threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to fire and overgrazing (BirdLife International 2017).

References:

BirdLife International 2017. Catreus wallichii (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22679312A112455142. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22679312A112455142.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Catreus wallichii (Hardwicke, 1827) – Cheer Pheasant. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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