Catreus wallichii •
catreus wallichii

Catreus wallichii

Catreus wallichii NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network. The cheer pheasant, also known as Wallich’s pheasant or chir pheasant, is a vulnerable species of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It is the only member in the genus Catreus. The scientific name commemorates Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich.

ITIS Reports — Catreus wallichii ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. These birds lack the color and brilliance of most pheasants, with buffy gray plumage and long, gray crests. Its long tail has 18 feathers and the central tail feathers are much longer and the colour is mainly gray and brown. The female is slightly smaller in overall size.
• Cheer pheasant pair from HimalayaIndia
• Painting from Hume and Marshall, 1880, Gamebirds of India, BurmaCeylon

Detailed information
Full Name: Cheer pheasant (Catreus wallichii)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 09/28/1990 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Cheer pheasant, Wherever found is known to occur: India, Nepal, Pakistan
Federal register documents
No recovery information is available for the Cheer pheasant.
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