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Clutch Size: 3 to 5
Incubation Period:: 28 days.
Description - Male: The largest of the Monals. Male similar to the Himalayan Monal, but having a bushy, drooping crest which is an ireidescent purple-bronze; the head is metallic green; orbital skin blue; hindneck and mantle coppery gold; neck, throat and chin black; lower back is white (concealed when not in flight); underparts black.
Description - Female: The female differs from impeyanus in have a blacker back with the feathers barred; the lower back is white. Underparts blackish-brown, with buff streaks.
Status in Captivity: Not kept in private collections. It is believed that the only birds in captivity outside of China are at the San Diego Zoo.
Misc Notes: As mentioned, there are no birds in private aviaries. The San Diego Zoo has been successful in producing a few chicks, but it is unlikely that this species will ever be available to the private breeder.
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