Impeyan pheasant

Im"pey*an pheas"ant

(m"p*n fz"nt). [From Lady Impey, who attempted to naturalize the bird in England.] (Zol.) An Indian crested pheasant of the genus Lophophorus. Several species are known. Called also monaul, monal.
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They are remarkable for the bright color and brilliant matallic hues of their plumage. The best known species (Lophophorus Impeyanus) has the neck of a brilliant metallic red, changing to golden yellow in certain lights.
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