J&K adopts Kalij Pheasant as UT bird; No change in State animal
Srinagar, Oct 21: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has adopted Kalij Pheasant as UT bird.
Commissioner secretary, Forests, Environment and Ecology, Sanjeev Verma confirmed that Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) has been adopted as UT bird. “J&K had to adopt new bird as UT bird because black-necked cranes are only found in Ladakh,” he said
Erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir had the black-necked crane and Kashmir stag (Hangul) as its state bird and animal respectively. (KNO)