Definitions

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  • noun Any of several species of bird in the genus Tetraogallus of the pheasant family Phasianidae.

Etymologies

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From snow + cock

Examples

  • Notable bird species composition includes snowcock (Tetragallus altaicus) and dotterel (Eudromias morinellus).

    Khangai Mountains alpine meadow

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Saline lakes at the fringes of the ecoregion serve as a staging and breeding area for migratory waterfowl such as the black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis) as well as the widespread, ground-nesting Tibetan snowcock (Tatraogallus tibetanus).

    North Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains alpine desert

  • 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

  • The fauna of Shikahogh has not been explored completely but studies have already revealed rare species of animals such as leopards, bezoar, moufflon, bear, snowcock and vipers among others.

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  • The fauna of Shikahogh has not been explored completely but studies have already revealed rare species of animals such as leopards, bezoar, moufflon, bear, snowcock and vipers among others.

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  • 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

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