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This observational study was carried out during 2017 – 2019 at G.B. Pant, High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand at an elevation of 2100meters, to know the pattern of feeding and foraging behavior and impact of various seasons on all captive specimen of White crested Kalij Pheasant. This study also depicted the difference in foraging behavior among the male, female and newly hatched offsprings. It was also evaluated the foraging behavior shown by all individuals at the time of pre-breeding, breeding (courtship and mating) and post-breeding (including parental care). This study on foraging behavior of White crested Kalij Pheasant in Ex-SITU condition is very innovative and helpful to know the requirement of feed supplements and its survival rate. By knowing fundamental knowledge about the individual’s habit, habitat and impact of various environmental conditions, this research work helps to enhancement in survival rate and reintroduce the pheasant species in its natural surroundings or in In- SITU conservation condition.

Aggressive, breeding season, conservation, foraging behavior, habitation, supplements.

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PALARIYA, R., BISHT, H. C. S., & PATIL, T. A. (2021). EFFECT OF SEASONS ON FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF WHITE CRESTED KALIJ PHEASANT (Lophura leucomelanos hemiltoni) IN EX- SITU CONDITION. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 41(23), 12-17. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/1771
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