The cheer pheasant, (Catreus wallichii), is named after he Chir pine tree which can be found within their breeding territories and serves as a preferred roosting place at night. Also known as Wallich's pheasant – named after the botanist Nathaniel Wallich – is a vulnerable species of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It lacks the colour and brilliance of most pheasants, with buffy grey plumage and long gray crests. Its long tail has 18 feathers and the central tail feathers are much longer and the colour is mainly gray and brown. The female is slightly smaller in overall size. It is found in the Himalayas from Afghanistan to Nepal, but numbers are declining.