Meet the Himalayan Monal, These Mountain Pheasants Display a Striking Multicolored Plumage

The Himalayan monal is one of nature’s stunningly beautiful birds. Known for its metallic multicolored iridescent plumage, this large-size mountain pheasant is a feast to birdwatchers’ eyes.


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This gentle species is the national bird of Nepal and the state bird of Uttarakhand, a state in the northern part of India. Among Nepalese citizens, the bird is often referred to as the "Danphe."