French: Tragopan de Blyth German: Blythtragopan Spanish: Tragopán de Blyth
Subspecies and Distribution
T. b. molesworthi
E. C. S. Baker, 1914 – E Bhutan, adjacent Tibet and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh).
T. b. blythii
(Jerdon, 1870) – NE India (now largely confined to Nagaland, but recorded also in Mizoram, Manipur#R and Assam#R), Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan).
Male 65–70 cm (tail 18–22 cm), c. 1930 g; female c. 58 cm (tail c. 17 cm), 1000–1500 g. Male is only Tragopan with red breast and pale smoky grey... read more
Male advertising call is a deep, loud and repeated moaning “ohh ohhah...ohaah.. ohaaah...... read more
Densely wooded valleys and hillsides with Rhododendron and thick herb understorey between... read more
Food and feeding
Few observations. Diet believed to consist of a variety of seeds, berries, fruits and buds. The single female specimen of race ... read more
Mating system unknown, but male seen accompanying two females in spring in Myanmar. Season apparently from early Apr to mid May; female... read more
Seasonal movements stated to be small, as weather extremes are not very marked. Recorded at 1500 m... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Mace Lande: blythii endangered; molesworthi insufficient information. CITES I. Little up-to-date information available, due to inaccessibilty of... read more
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