The Temminck's tragopan (Tragopan temminckii) belongs to the pheasant family, Phasianidae and genus Tragopan. These birds are medium sized and are approximately 70 cm long, weighing about 1500 grams. They are distributed in the forests of East Himalayas, Peninsular India, northeast India, Tibet, north and central China, north Myanmar and north Vietnam.
The male bird is slightly larger than the female. The stocky male has red-orange plumage with white spots all over. Its beak is black in color and the legs are pink. The female is dull brown in color. These birds feed on ferns, bamboo sprouts, mosses, berries, grass flowers, leaves, grass stalks, and plants.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified them as of "Least Concern".
|Temminck's tragopan - Tragopan temminckii|
|Binomial name:||Tragopan temminckii|
|Distribution:||northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China;|
|Feeding habits:||berries, grass and plants;|
|IUCN status listing:||Least Concern|
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