Atlas of Pheasants: Satyr Tragopan

Atlas of Pheasants: Satyr Tragopan

Scientific classification - Satyr tragopan

Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Tragopan
Species: T. satyra

It is the most common and large of the tragopanes; quite widespread both in captivity and in nature where the high mountains of the Himalayas live. The name derives from the Greco-Roman deities, the satyrs.

Morphological characteristics

The male has a scarlet red color with white spots edged with black; the head is black while the erectile croissants are white. On the sides of the face it has bluish caruncles, the female is instead brown speckled with black and beige. Both sexes have black beaks and grayish legs and reach full plumage and sexual maturity in the second year of life.


Elusive in nature, in captivity he is very docile, he gets used to the presence of the breeder without problems without showing any fear towards him.
Reproduction: April May
Hatching: 28 days
Number of eggs: 6 11
Cohabitation - monogamy

Tragopano Satyr male (photo

Tragopano Satyr female (photo

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco

Video: Satyr Tragopan (September 2021).