Western tragopan pheasant

The male is very dark, grey and black with numerous white spots, each spot bordered with black and deep crimson patches on the sides and back of the neck. The throat is bare with blue skin while the bare facial skin is red. They have a small black occipital crest. Females have pale brownish grey upper parts finely vermiculated and spotted with black, and most of the feathers have black patches and central white streaks. Immature males resemble females, but are larger in size with longer legs and variable amount of black on head and red on neck.

The Western tragopan pheasant is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Western Tragopan pheasant has been declared a critically endangered species in the 'Red Data Book' of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. International pheasant experts have been trying for the last 12 years to conserve and breed the bird. ANI Suggested pages for your additional reading © 2000-2010 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners. More

HinduNadda informed Corder that the Western Tragopan pheasant has been bred in captivity only at Sarahan in Kinnaur, an official release said. ... Great Himalayan National Park - Apr 24, 2006 The HinduPheasants, like the monal, the kaleej and the Western tragopan, are often spotted. Special permits come for Rs. 10 (for Indians, for five days) or Rs. 500 ... Central zoo authority has a new brief. - Jul 30, 2005 $9. More

Western Tragopan Pheasant - Western tragopan illustration by Ahsan Qureshi Western Tragopan Pheasant (2005) Subject: Western tragopan illustration Dimensions (inches): 10 x 15 Medium: watercolor Original Available For Sale: No Limited Edition Available: No Direct Correspondence to:Ahsan Qureshi Ahsan Qureshi c/o More

exotic and threatened Western Tragopan pheasant has its best chance this season for not only have the hens laid 52 eggs, but with the first lot having hatched, a chick has broken through the shell and is alive and kicking. Amidst scenic surroundings at the Sarahan peasantry, about 170 Kms from here, last week, a Western Tragopan chick was hatched under a natural breeding hen, forest officials involved with the captivity breeding program said. More

captive breeding of the western tragopan pheasant at Sarahan, told TNS here today. The gravity of the situation could be judged from the fact that out of the total 48 species of pheasants, as many as 27 were in the list of endangered species. While the Edward More

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MANALI, MAY 29: THE beautiful Western Tragopan pheasant is vulnerable to becoming extinct in the country as its density has dropped to just 1.5 per bird per sq km in the protected habitat of Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in the Banjar and Sanj Valley of Kullu district. This was stated by GHNP director Sanjeeva Pandey while talking to The Indian Express. More

Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Tragopan
Species : melanocephalus
Authority : (Gray, 1829)