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Blyth's Tragopan - BirdForum Opus

Tragopan blythii
Female
Photo by James Eaton
Nagaland, north-eastern India

Identification

Male

  • Rusty red head
  • Bare yellow facial skin
  • Yellow wattle
  • Small white dots on back
  • Black band from the base of bill to crown
  • Black band behind eyes
  • Two pale blue horns (erected during mating)

Female

  • Dark brown plumage
  • Black, buff and white mottling
Male subspecies molesworthii
Artwork by bru.b

Distribution

Himalayas of north-eastern India, Bhutan, Tibet, extreme south-western China and Burma.

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

  • T. b. blythii:
  • T. b. molesworthi known only from 3 east Bhutan specimens

Habitat

Undergrowth of evergreen oak and rhododendron forests.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes seeds, berries, fruits, and buds.

Breeding

They nest in trees and bushes. The 2-5 eggs are incubated for 28 days.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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