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
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. He has a bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. To the female, she is white-spotted brown 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 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]

Tragopan temminckii - MHNT


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tragopan temminckii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  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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