Lophophorus Impeyanus
Impeyan pheasant Im"pey*an pheas"ant ([i^]m"p[i^]*an f[e^]z"ant). [From Lady Impey, who attempted to naturalize the bird in England.] (Zo["o]l.) An Indian crested pheasant of the genus {Lophophorus}. Several species are known. Called also {monaul}, {monal}. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. [1913 Webster]


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