- Tragopan melanocephalus
- Dark grey and black
- Numerous white spots (each spot bordered with black)
- Deep crimson patches on the sides and back of the neck
- Bare throat with blue skin
- Red bare facial skin
- Small black occipital crest
- Pale brownish grey upper parts finely vermiculated and spotted with black
Immature males resemble females, but are larger in size with longer legs and variable amount of black on head and red on neck.
Asia: found in the Himalayas of northern Pakistan to north-western India and adjacent south-western Tibet.
This is a monotypic species.
The diet includes leaves, shoots, seeds, but they also take insects and other invertebrates.
The nests are built in low tree hollows.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
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