Blood Pheasant

Blood Pheasant

Scientific Name:Ithaginis cruentus
Common Name: Chillimey or Semu ( Local name in Sikkim)
Distribution:Mountainous regions of Sikkim
IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC)

In Religion and Mythology​

Blood Pheasant featured on a postage stamp

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

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