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Temminck's Tragopan - BirdForum Opus

Tragopan temminckii
Photo by James Eaton
Location: Wolong, Sichuan, China


64cm. Red and orange, white-spotted plumage, black bill, pink legs, bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. The female is a white-spotted brown bird with blue circular eye skin.


Northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet northern provinces of China, and northern Burma


This is a monotypic species[1].

Photo by James Eaton
Location: Sichuan, China




The diet includes berries, grass, plants, shoots, fruits and insects.

They take over an abandoned nest and the female lines it with leaves and twigs. 3-4 eggs are laid and are incubated by the female for 28-30 days. The young develop very quickly and are able to fly just days after hatching.


  1. 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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