Travel Guide of Sikkim
Distribution Himalaya Mountains of eastern Nepal West Bengal and Sikkim States, India. Sources Charles Stonor, The Sherpa and the Snowman (London Hollis and Carter, 1955), pp. 11-12 Ren de Nebesky-Wojkowitz, Oracles and Demons of Tibet (The Hague, the Netherlands Mouton, 1956), p. 344 Halfdan Siiger, 'The Abominable Snowman' Himalayan Religion and Folklore from the Lepchas of Sikkim, in James F. Fisher, ed., Himalayan Anthropology The Indo-Tibetan Interface (The Hague, the Netherlands Mouton, 1979).
Mayr's real triumph of working up the Burma collection provided the colorful minivets (Pericrocotus) (Fig. 4.10). Two exceedingly similar species were always confounded under the name P. brevirostris until Mayr (1940e) discovered a sibling species mixed in with the series of brevirostris. A name (ethologus) was already available for the newcomer. The two species co-exist over a wide range from Sikkim eastward. At first Mayr's finding was doubted by Ticehurst, Whistler, Kinnaer, and Baker, the experts on the birds of this region, but eventually they accepted it. E. Stresemann in Berlin was working on a collection of birds from Sikkim obtained by Ernst Sch fer in 1938-1939, when he received the letter from Mayr (dated 23 May 1940) describing his two sibling species of minivets. Stresemann had already determined Sch fer's specimens of Pericrocotus as belonging to one species (P brevirostris) only and answered Your data convinced me that I hadn't noticed anything, which should not have...
Behavior Said to use a bow and arrow. Distribution Nepal Bhutan Sikkim Province, northern India. Significant sighting In May 1940, C. Reginald Cooke and his wife, Margaret, were on the Sikkim-Nepal border at an altitude of 14,000 feet when they found and took photographs of tracks in the ground made by a heavy creature with an opposed toe. The Sherpa guides said they were made by Jungli-admi. Sources Donald Macintyre, Hindu-Koh Wanderings and Wild Sport on and beyond the Himalayas (Edinburgh William Blackwood, 1889), pp. 74-75 H. J. Elwes, On the Possible Existence of a Large Ape, Unknown to Science, in Sikkim, Proceedings of the Zoological Society ofLondon, 1915, p. 294 C. Reginald Cooke, Yeti Country, Mankind Quarterly 15, no. 3 (1975) 178-192 C. Reginald Cooke, Dust and Snow Haifa Lifetime in India (Saffron Waldon, England C. Reginald Cooke, 1988).