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  1. koklass(Noun)

    A pheasant of India and China, with a long central and two lateral crests on the head.

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  1. Koklass(noun)

    any pheasant of the genus Pucrasia. The birds of this genus inhabit India and China, and are distinguished by having a long central and two lateral crests on the head. Called also pucras


  1. Koklass pheasant

    The koklass pheasant is a species of the Pheasant family, the Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Pucrasia. Both the words Koklass and Pucrasia have been onomatopœically derived from the bird's territorial call. Koklass pheasant is a monotypic species of genus Pucrasia with nine subspecies recognised so far. These are: Indian koklass pheasant, Western koklass pheasant, Kashmir koklass pheasant, Nepal koklass pheasant, Meyer’s koklass pheasant, Orange-collared koklass pheasant, Yellow-necked koklass pheasant, Joret’s koklass pheasant and Darwin’s koklass pheasant. This entry deals with the subspecies P. m. biddulphi, which ranges from Kashmir east to Kullu in India. With exception of the subspecies P. m. nipalensis, P. m. castanea and P. m. macrolopha, which are endemic to the southern side of northwest and western Himalaya, other five are confined to China and Mongolia. The koklass pheasant is a medium-sized elusive bird confined to high altitude forests from Afghanistan to central Nepal, and in northeastern Tibet to northern and eastern China.


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