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Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
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Galliformes > Phasianidae

Himalayan Snowcock

Tetraogallus himalayensis

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A hulking game bird of rocky mountain slopes and cliffsides. Native to the Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges, but has also been introduced in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. Gray overall with patchy brown streaking on the breast and two dark brown lines running down the neck. Can be somewhat tame in protected areas, coming down to monasteries for food, especially during the winter.

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