Scientific classification - Temminck's tragopan
Species: T. temminckii
Rarer than the satyr Tragopan, it differs, in addition to the different plumage and the smaller size, also for the presence of a bag under the neck that swells during the wedding parade or when it is excited. It is endemic to Tibet and Burma.
The male is a beautiful dark red, finely flecked with white, the head is black, adorned with dark yellow, with caruncles and blue bag; the female is brownish, flecked with black, white and beige. The two sexes have grayish-white beak and legs and reach full plumage and sexual maturity in the second year of life.
Shy in nature, in captivity it is tame, even if it is more aggressive than the satyr T., especially with the female.
Reproduction: April May
Hatching: 28 days
Number of eggs: 9 15
Cohabitation - monogamy
Male Temminck tragopan (photo www.faisanesdelmundo.com)
Temminck tragopano female (photo www.faisanesdelmundo.com)
Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco