Lophophorus : Himalayan Monal


The Lophophorus is the national bird of Nepal. It is listed as rare and endangered. Poaching is not found everywhere in Nepal. It is found in the Himalayan range at an altitude of 3,000 to 3,000 meters above sea level.It is found in Demwa of Okhaldhunga, Taklung and Sagarmatha National Park of Solukhumbu, PK Range and Khumjung and Forche. This bird is attractive and beautiful as it is colorful. It is also known by the nickname of Naurangi Charika.

Its scientific name is Lophophorus impugenus. This group also includes species like Munal and Kalijal. Like other birds, it feeds on insects, grass seeds, and grains. It lives for 6 to 8 years. Experts say that it weighs between two and two and a half pounds [2.5 kg]. Of the six species of scarecrow found in Nepal, three species are found in the Everest National Park in Solukhumbu, said Rabin Chaudhary, Assistant Conservation Officer of the park. He said that Muna and Chirkaliz are in the park and their number is not certain.

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Lophophorus

This bird prefers to live in the snow-capped region. This bird is frightened and runs away when it sees chills, crows and hawks. It does not build a nest. The chicks hatch by laying eggs in the soil. The male scarecrow attracts females by dancing in the summer months of Chait-Vaisakh, making different sounds, performing various arts and the female participates in the reproductive process. That is why we have heard the song ‘Danphe Nacher’ based on this.

According to ornithologist the Lophophorus  lays its eggs in two to three weeks. He informed that since the color of the female scarecrow is gray, she hides in the gray weeds to avoid external activities and builds a nest in the soil on a hill where other animals and people cannot go. In April and May, the scarecrows can grow to adulthood by August.

Lophophorus -Notes Nepal
Lophophorus

 

Its scientific name is Lophophorus impugenus. This group also includes species like Munal and Kalijal. Like other birds, it feeds on insects, grass seeds, and grains. It lives for 6 to 8 years. Experts say that it weighs between two and two and a half pounds [2.5 kg]. Of the six species of scarecrow found in Nepal, three species are found in the Everest National Park in Solukhumbu, said Rabin Chaudhary, Assistant Conservation Officer of the park. He said that Muna and Chirkaliz are in the park and their number is not certain.The number of Its feathers are used for various religious purposes, making them poachers. Due to this, the number of Lophophorus is decreasing.in Nepal has not been confirmed yet. However, its number in Nepal is estimated at three thousand five hundred to five thousand. As it is a shy and timid bird, it runs away when it sees other birds, animals and people. Even while fleeing, this bird stumbles and dies. Ornithologist says that it should be considered as a national bird as it is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural aspect of Nepal.Its feathers are used for various religious purposes, making them poachers. Due to this, the number of Lophophorus is decreasing.

Lophophorus -Notes Nepal
Lophophorus

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The number of Its feathers are used for various religious purposes, making them poachers. Due to this, the number of Lophophorus is decreasing.in Nepal has not been confirmed yet. However, its number in Nepal is estimated at three thousand five hundred to five thousand. As it is a shy and timid bird, it runs away when it sees other birds, animals and people. Even while fleeing, this bird stumbles and dies. Ornithologist says that it should be considered as a national bird as it is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural aspect of Nepal.Its feathers are used for various religious purposes, making them poachers. Due to this, the number of Lophophorus is decreasing.

 

Why the national bird  Lophophorus is in crisis ?

It is said that the shy and timid bird, which prefers to live in the snow line area, has been killed by crows and hawks in the Dhorpatan area as well.The colorful scarecrow found in the Himalayas is the national bird of Nepal. According to the Dhorpatan

The reason
Chief of the Reserve Office, Annath Baral, said that they had come to Dhorpatan, which has a geography of mountains, hills and Terai. Reserve, a group of scarecrows and hawks chase away a group of scarecrows and hawks in the winter in the forest of Laligurans and in the summer in the upper Buki area.It is said that the number is declining in Nepal due to trapping and killing by hunters and shepherds in the post-rainy season and also in spring and summer.The number of this bird in the world is not estimated, but the number in Nepal is estimated at 3,500 to 5,000 by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.

The importance of feathers


It is found in the high mountainous and mountainous regions of Nepal, India, Burma, Tibet and Afghanistan.Its feathers are used with great importance in various religious traditions.According to ornithologists, there is a need to provide shelter according to the nature of the scarecrow, as it is the nature of the scarecrow to hide if someone sees it and to be scared if someone sees it.

 

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