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Cabot's Tragopan

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Tragopan caboti
Photo by M Kwan Location: Wuyishan, Jian Xi, China
Photo by M Kwan
Location: Wuyishan, Jian Xi, China

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Identification

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

Resident in Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Fujian.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Coniferous or Broadleaved forests mountain side.

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.

Bird Song

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