French: Tragopan de Hastings German: Schwarzkopftragopan Spanish: Tragopán dorsigrís
J. E. Gray
Disjunct distribution in NW Himalayas from N Pakistan (Indus–Kohistan district) to NW India E to W Uttarakhand (Garhwal); possibly E to Kumaon (E Uttarakhand) and adjacent SW Tibet.
Male 68·5–73 cm (tail 22–25 cm), 1800–2150 g; female c. 60 cm (tail 19–20 cm), 1250–1400 g. Larger male is darkest Tragopan; red... read more
Advertising call, given by both sexes (from Mar or Apr), usually from roost perch early morning (... read more
Apparently found only in climax, transitional moist or dry temperate forest, typically of brown oak... read more
Food and feeding
Few detailed observations, as extremely shy and wary, but species believed to be primarily vegetarian, mainly eating new leaves, including... read more
Little information, but monogamous system assumed. Calling heard at dawn in Mar–Jun. One nest of six eggs found in a tree hollow 3 m... read more
Extent of seasonal altitudinal movements uncertain. In Himachal Pradesh, NW India, believed to be... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Mace Lande: Vulnerable. CITES I. Conservation problems facing present species are better known than for most other species in this genus. Total population may... read more
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