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Temminck´s tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)

The Temminck’s tragopan is a medium-sized, approximately 64 cm long, pheasant in the genus Tragopan.

The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, black bill and pink legs. It has a bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns.

The female is a white-spotted brown bird with blue circular eye skin. The diet consists mainly of berries, grass and plants.

The Temminck’s tragopan is distributed in forests of northern South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China.

photo credits: allandoopheasantry, zetaboards, Peter Stubbs