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Blood Pheasent

Scientific NameIthaginis cruentus
Common NameChillimey or Semu ( Local name in Sikkim)
Distribution Mountainous regions of Sikkim
Conservation StatusLeast Concern (LC)
Blood Pheasant featured on a postage stamp

In religion and mythology

The bird is sacred to the Lepchas, the aboriginal inhabitants of Sikkim.It is also the state bird of Sikkam.

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