Temminck's tragopan

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Temminck's tragopan
Temminck Tragopan.jpg
Adult Male
Tragopan temminckii female.jpg
Adult Female
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Tragopan
Species:
T. temminckii
Binomial name
Tragopan temminckii
(Gray, 1831)

The Temminck's tragopan (Tragopan temminckii) is a medium-sized, approximately 64 cm long, pheasant in the genus Tragopan. The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, black bill and pink legs. The male's display features include bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. The females are a white-spotted brown with blue circular eye skin.

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

The Temminck's tragopan is found across the mountains of far northeast India, central China, far northern Myanmar to northwestern Tonkin.

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.

This bird's common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Dutch naturalist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Tragopan temminckii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22679169A92805480. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679169A92805480.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 335–336.

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