Himalayan Monal Pheasant with Mani stone
Original Miniature Watercolour
Also known as the Impeyan Pheasant this is the national bird of Nepal. Its relatively common and can be found across the country in the high mountains. I,ve seen Himalayan Monal on a few of my trips to Nepal. Its one of those birds that have a "wow" factor-in this case its the males' amazingly colourful irredescent plumage.