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Blyth's Tragopan

(Tragopan blythii)

In 1975 the only Blyth's Tragopans in captivity were at the small Kohima Zoo in Negaland, northeast India. By 1991 around forty were held in captivity and are recorded in an official IUZDG studbook run by the World Pheasant Association.

The Principle difference between this bird and the Temminck's Tragopan is the dramatic golden-yellow facial coloring. The chest feathering too, is much grayer.

Status: Rare

Full Adult Plumage: second Year

Egg Clutch Size: 2-4 Eggs

incubation Period: 28-30 Days

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