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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Phasianidae.


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  • There are also Siberian ibex Capra ibex sibirica, and musk deer Moschus moschiferus (VU), Pallas's cat (manul) Otocolobus manul, Mongolian (bobak) marmot Marmota sibirica, Altai snow-cock Tetraogallus altaiacus, bearded and black vultures Gypaetus barbatus and Aegypius monarchus.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • None are endemic, but there are several characteristic Himalayan species such as the lammergeier, golden eagle, Himalayan griffon, snow partridge (Lerwa lerwa), Tibetan snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus), and Himalayan snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis), which should be focal species for conservation efforts.

    Northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • Many species of avifauna are found in this ecoregion including such endandered species as the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), restricted species such as the Caucasian black grouse (Tetrao mlokosiewiczi), and Caucasian snowcock (Tetraogallus caucasicus).

    Caucasus mixed forests

  • There are more approximately 380 bird species in the hotspot, though only one is endemic according to the definition of the region adopted here, namely the Caucasian snowcock (Tetraogallus caucasicus).

    Biological diversity in the Caucasus

  • There are several other high-elevation specialists, such as the Himalayan snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis), Tibetan partridge (Perdix hodgsoniae), snow partridge (Lerwa lerwa), Satyr tragopan (Tragopan satyra), lammergeier, and the Himalayan griffon, that also need conservation attention.

    Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • We also saw Altai snowcocks (Tetraogallus altaicus) running up the same ridge, and a Cinereous vulture ( Aegypius monachus) soon followed the Lammergeier into the sky above it.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • At least 151 species of avifauna have been recorded in the Golestan Biosphere Reserve, including most notably the honey buzzard (Pernis aviporus), goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), black vulture (Aegypius monachus), bimaculated lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata) and Caspian snowcock (Tetraogallus caspius).

    Elburz Range forest steppe

  • The Tibetan Plateau is home to a variety of endemic and near-endemic bird species which include the following: Bar-hooded Goose (Anser indicus), Tibetan Snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus), Giant Babax (Babax waddelli) Tibetan Eared Pheasant (Crossoptilon harmani), and Tibetan Sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes tibetanus).

    Qilian Mountains conifer forests


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