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Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 2428 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,910,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant       Yes
China (mainland) Native Extant        
India Native Extant        
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant       Yes
Nepal Native Extant        
Pakistan Native Extant        
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant        
USA Introduced Extant Yes      
Uzbekistan Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Bande Amir site factsheet
Afghanistan Big Pamir site factsheet
Afghanistan Salang Kotal site factsheet
Afghanistan Small Pamir site factsheet
Kazakhstan Aksu-Dzhabagly State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kazakhstan Almaty State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kazakhstan Assy Plateau site factsheet
Kazakhstan Big Almaty Gorge site factsheet
Kyrgyzstan Gorge Tash-Rabat site factsheet
Kyrgyzstan Western Alai, Kok-Suu river site factsheet
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Langtang National Park site factsheet
Nepal Rara National Park site factsheet
Nepal Shey-Phoksundo National Park site factsheet
Tajikistan Aktash massif site factsheet
Tajikistan Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains site factsheet
Tajikistan Dashtidjum site factsheet
Tajikistan Drumkul Lake site factsheet
Tajikistan Dzhavshangoz site factsheet
Tajikistan Ishkashim site factsheet
Tajikistan Iskanderkul lake and mountains site factsheet
Tajikistan Kondara Gorge site factsheet
Tajikistan Kulikalon Lakes site factsheet
Tajikistan Rangkul valley (Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes) site factsheet
Tajikistan Zorkul Nature Reserve (Lake Victoria) site factsheet
Uzbekistan Bashkyzylsay Unit of the Chatkal Mountains Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Uzbekistan Central section of the Kurama Mountain Range site factsheet
Uzbekistan Gissar State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Uzbekistan Oygaing River Valley site factsheet
Uzbekistan Pulatkhan Gorge site factsheet
Uzbekistan Tereklisay section of the Chatkal Mountains Biosphere Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Temperate suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Altitude 3600 - 4570 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Medicine Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Tetraogallus himalayensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author Gray, 1843
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,910,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species