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Cabot's Tragopan

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Photo by M KwanLocation: Wuyishan, Jian Xi, China
Photo by M Kwan
Location: Wuyishan, Jian Xi, China
Photo by James EatonLocation:  Wuyishan , Jiangxi, China
Photo by James Eaton
Location: Wuyishan , Jiangxi, China
Tragopan caboti

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Identification

50-61 cm Head is black with surrounding orange orbital skin with red-orange crest; pale buff underparts and maroon red with spotted buff above. Female is mottled black and rufous brown above with whitish patches; belly is greyish brown with large white markings.

Distribution

Southeast China: Resident in Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Fujian.

Taxonomy

There are 2 subspecies.

Habitat

Coniferous or broadleaved foothill forests.

Behaviour

Cautious and secretive, feeds on forest floor or in trees. Descends to the ground before dawn, and back to dwelling trees at dusk with male flying up first and female following suit.

Vocalisation

Territorial call consists of repeated rapid burst of 5-25 notes lasting 2-8 seconds, diminishing in pitch and volume. Also utters sharp, repeated notes as "summons" calls.

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