Survey of threatened cheer pheasant Catreus Wallichii in Garhwal Himalaya

From October 2000 to December 2001, a survey on distribution of Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii was conducted in Pauri and Chamoli districts of Uttarakhand, India. Twenty-six sites in thirteen areas were identified to hold Cheer, between altitudes of 950-2,250 m in the chir pine and pine mixed forest. At all the sites, except Adwani Reserve Forest of Pauri Division, the density of Pheasant was found quite less (