impeyan pheasant definition

  • others:
    • An Indian crested pheasant for the genus Lophophorus. A few types tend to be understood. Called also monaul, monal.
  • noun:
    • A kind of East Indian pheasant, a variety of monaul: so named by Latham, in 1787, after Sir Elijah Impey, or their wife Lady Impey, which tried to deliver living examples of this pheasant to England.

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