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 Himalaya, India
• Painting from Hume and Marshall, 1880, Gamebirds of India, Burma, Ceylon
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Endangered||09/28/1990||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
|11/21/1991||56 FR 58664 58666||ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 56 FR 58664 58666|
|09/28/1990||55 FR 39858 39860||ETWP; Endangered Status for Six Foreign Birds; 55 FR 39858 39860|
|04/25/1990||55 FR 17475 17476||ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 55 FR 17475 17476|
|01/16/1990||55 FR 1488 1491||Endangered and Threatened Wildife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for Six Foreign Birds; 55 FR 1488 1491|
|12/29/1988||53 FR 52746 52749||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 53 FR 52746-52749|
|07/07/1988||53 FR 25511 25515||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress of Listing Actions; 53 FR 25511-25515|
|06/30/1987||52 FR 24312 24314||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 52 FR 24312-24314|
|01/09/1986||51 FR 996 999||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 51 FR 996-999|
|05/10/1985||50 FR 19761 19763||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 50 FR 19761-19763|
|01/20/1984||49 FR 2485 2488||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488|