* Threatened or Endangered

Temminck’s Tragopan *

 : Tragopan temminckii

 : Bird

 : 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.