Friday, December 24, 2010
The photo was taken in 2010 by photographer, Dhritiman Mukherjee.
The Western Tragopan is the State Bird of Himachal Pradesh, India.
'This majestic species has a very rapidly declining and severely fragmented population, primarily owing to intense habitat conversion and high hunting levels. Population trends and further fragmentation are projected to continue.' - IUCN
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Photo of Green peafowl Pavo muticus, Bronx Zoo, New York by Stavenn. From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_peafowl