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Subspecies: Nine were recognized by Delacour, but two races L. l. lineata andL. l. crawfurdi, are sometimes considered races of the Silver Pheasant L. nycthemera.
White-crested Kalij (L. l. hamiltoni), western Himalayas to extreme western Nepal; Nepal Kalij (L. l. leucomelanos), endemic to Nepal; Black-backed Kalij (L. l. melanota), northwest India and western Bhutan; Black Kalij (L. l. moffitti), range uncertain, believed to be central Bhutan; Black-breasted or Horsfield's Kalij (L. l. lathami), eastern Bhutan and northeastern India east to Burma (Myanmar); William's Kalij (L. l. williamsi), western Burma; Oates' Kalij (L. l. oatesi), southern Burma; Lineated Kalij (L. l. lineata), eastern Burma, northwestern Thailand; Crawfurd's Kalij (L. l. crawfurdi), southeastern Burma, southwestern Thailand.
Range: See above
Habitat: Varied; from mountainous forests to lowland cultivated lands and forests, depending on race.
Status in Wild: As a species, they are considered safe and unthreatened. The races in the west are common in most areas, the eastern races are considered vulnerable.
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