Distribution: eastern part of China's Himalayas
Sclater's Monals are 70cm long. They are rare, living in mountainous marsh grasslands and bushes at an altitude of 3,000-4,000 meters. They live alone or in small groups. In winter, they move to lower altitudes. Having short tails, strong legs and beaks, they are good at digging out plant tubers for food. They also eat tender leaves, sprouts, seeds and insects. They seldom leave their habitat and don't I e to fly. They are very noisy at night.
Sclater's Monals receive first grade national protection.