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Temminck's Tragopan

( Tragopan Temmincki)

 

        At one time the Temminck's Tragopan was the most common of the genus in captivity. Thought by many to be the most beautiful of the Tragopans, they are the nearest in coloring to the Satyr. The facial skin is vivid blue and, as with other Tragopans when displaying, the lappets and inflated skin horns are striking.

        They have the largest distribution ranging from northeastern Burma and eastern Xizang (Tibet) and the extreme northwestern portion of Tonkin, Vietnam.

 

Status In Captivity: Vulnerable

Full Adult Plumage: Second Year

Incubation Period: 28 Days

Feeding Habits: Primarily vegetarians with emphasis on fruits and berries.