Temminck's Tragopan

Its appearance resembles the Satyr Tragopan, but unlike the latter species it has all red upperbody plumage and orange collar. The diet consists mainly of berries, grass and plants.

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The Temminck's Tragopan is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Temminck's Tragopan, Tragopan temminckii is a medium-sized, approximately 64cm long, pheasant in the genus Tragopan. The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, black bill and pink legs. It has a bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. The female is a white-spotted brown bird with blue circular eye skin. TemmincksTragopan.jpg male Its appearance resembles the Satyr Tragopan, but unlike the latter species it has all red upperbody plumage and orange collar. More

* Temminck's Tragopan by Brian Shamblin * Avicultural Data * Images * Bibliography * Links - Temminck's Male Tragopan temmincki Photo by Jan Harteman Other Names: Crimson Bellied Tragopan, Chinese Crimson Pheasant, Temminck's Horned Pheasant Range: The most widespread of the genus, this Tragopan is found in northeastern India through Myanmar (Burma) More

The female Temminck's tragopan has feathers in a dull mixture of black, brown, and gray which they use as camouflage while the male tragopan is much more extravagant. The males have brownish red plumage that have ocelli underneath and large eyespots that are surrounded by black borders. Each individual feather is gray and has a striking red border. The male tragopan has blue skin on its face and a bib-like wattle on its throat. More

Temminck's tragopans are a type of pheasant. The males have striking colours and use these to best effect in a dancing display designed to impress the females. Watch video clips from past programmes (1 clip) - In order to see this content you need to have an up-to-date version of Flash installed and Javascript turned on. More

A common species in its large range, the Temminck's Tragopan is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Copyright: Wikipedia. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia.org) - Keeping and Breeding the Temminck's Tragopan Pheasant Courtesy of Alan Downie & Zo More

The Temminck's Tragopan, or Crimson Bellied Tragopan as it is sometimes called, is arguably one of the most beautiful of all of the pheasants. The male's plumage is dominated by brilliant orange-red. The breast and abdomen feathers are bright orange with tear-shaped white centers tinged in pinkish-gray. The back and rump feathers are dark reddish-orange with tiny white centers edged in black. The tail is brown barred and stippled with black at the base turning to black at the tip. More

The Temminck's tragopan, Tragopan temminckii, can be found in Eastern India, Southern and Central Asia, as well as Central China. Unlike most of their pheasant relatives, the Temminck's tragopan prefers to nest in trees and can be found living at altitudes between 3,000 and 12,000 feet. They prefer high hills because the climate is cold and temperature is extremely cool during winter and an occasional occurrence of frost is always welcome in the higher altitude. More

The Temminck's tragopan is on the endangered species list. Their habitat is being invaded by humans and their forests are being cut down. These birds are also hunted for their colorful feathers. Efforts are being made to breed these birds in captivity. Identification: The tragopans are horned pheasants with short bills and tail feathers that are shorter than wing length. More

The Temminck's Tragopan cock is an extremely bright coloured bird, mostly a rich shade of orange smothered with whitish ocelli. He has a gorgeous blue face surrounded with black. Like all the Tragopans he has an amazing display and is able to inflate a pair of "horns" from his crown and a bib from the throat. The "bib" or lappet is particularly vivid with red and blue markings. These birds are extremely hardy and are easy to keep in a medium to large aviary. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Tragopan
Species : temminckii
Authority : (Gray, 1831)