* Threatened or Endangered
Temminck’s Tragopan *
: Tragopan temminckii
: South Asia, northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China
: Berries, grass and plants
: Wingspan up to 30”
: Least Concern
• Though this bird is not currently threatened in the wild, continued habitat loss could soon add it to the list of threatened or endangered species of pheasants.
• This colorful bird is considered by some to be the most beautiful species of pheasant in the world.
• It gets the genus name of tragopan from the Greek, and it refers to the two fleshy horns on the male bird’s head.
• This particular species is named after Dutch ornithologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.