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.
Scientific name: Tragopan temminckii
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
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.
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.
The Temminck's Tragopan is distributed in forests of northern South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China.
Widespread and a common species throughout its large habitat range, the Temminck's Tragopan is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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