Atlas of Pheasants: Temminck's Tragopan

Atlas of Pheasants: Temminck's Tragopan

Scientific classification - Temminck's tragopan

Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: 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.

Morphological characteristics

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

Temminck tragopano female (photo

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco

Video: Western Tragopan Movie (September 2021).