Tragopan birds, Horny pheasant, Cabot's, Byth's, Temminch's, Satyr, Western

The Tragopan birds are commonly called "horny pheasants" because of two brightly colored, fleshy horns on their heads that they can erect during courtship displays. The scientific name refers to this, being a composite of tragus (billy goat) and the ribald half-goat deity Pan. Their habit of nesting in trees is unique among phasianids. There are five species are endangered. Western Tragopan,Satyr Tragopan, Temminck's Tragopan Blyth's Tragopan Cabot's Tragopan













 
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