A large member of the pheasant family, the Himalayan monal can reach up to 27 inches in length. The species is sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Females have brown and black feathers while the males have a vibrant plumage: a black chest and red tail, blue wings, a green back and metallic green head markings. Males also have a green crest extending back from the crown of the head.
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