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Atlas of Pheasants: Blythi's Tragopan Tragopan blythi

Atlas of Pheasants: Blythi's Tragopan Tragopan blythi


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Classification and distribution - Blythi tragopan

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

Tragopano beautiful but quite rare, both in nature and as regards the farms, it is the largest of its kind; its distribution area includes various areas of Burma, India, Tibet and China, where it lives in temperate forests.

Distinctive characters

The male is very colorful: it has a black beak, forehead and nape, a yellow face, a red neck, the body is gray on the belly while on the upper part it has a splendid scarlet design, and an ocellated brown of white which extends to the black tail, the female is brownish speckled with black and white, both sexes have black eyes and gray pink legs. It has a subspecies: the Tragopan blythi molesworthi, even rarer than the original species. These tragopanes reach full plumage and sexual maturity in the second year of life.

Pair of Blythi's Tragopan Tragopan blythi (photo www.arkive.org)

Male of Tragopano of Blythi Tragopan blythi (photo www.faisanesdelmundo.com)

Behavior

Bird that to be bred needs large shady aviaries so as to feel not threatened, so as to also favor reproduction, otherwise the few eggs that the female lays will be fruitless, its captive feeding is omnivorous, mainly vegetarian, it likes various types of vegetables and fruit, but must be integrated with insects and moths.

Reproduction: April May
Hatching: 28 days
Number of eggs: 2 5
Cohabitation: monogamy

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco


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