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Monal , State bird of Uttarakhand (India).jpg
Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Genus: Lophophorus
Temminck, 1813

A monal is a bird of genus Lophophorus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. There are three species and several subspecies:

Image Name Common name Distribution
Himalayan Monal on Snow.jpg Lophophorus impejanus Himalayan monal Afghanistan and Pakistan through the Himalayas in India, Nepal, southern Tibet, and Bhutan.
Lophophorus sclateri.jpg Lophophorus sclateri Sclater's monal northeast India, southeast Tibet and northern Burma
Lvwhzh.jpg Lophophorus lhuysii Chinese monal central China