Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

Blood Pheasent


Scientific Name    Ithaginis cruentus
Common Name    Chillimey or Semu ( Local name in Sikkim)
Distribution    Mountainous regions of Sikkim
Conservation Status    Least Concern (LC)
        Blood Pheasant featured on a postage

                                            In religion and mythology

The bird is sacred to the Lepchas, the aboriginal inhabitants of Sikkim.It is also the state bird of Sikkam.