Geographical Range Southeastern China
Habitat Evergreen forests
Scientific Name Tragopan caboti
Conservation Status Threatened

These beautiful birds live in hilly evergreen forests of China, where they forage for leaves, fruit, seeds and insects. Tragopans are facing threats from destruction of their forests by farmers and loggers. They're also hunted for food, for their bright plumage and for the pet trade. Like their pheasant cousins, male tragopans are more richly colored than the plainer females.

Did You Know?

During courtship, the male flashes his colorful wing linings and inflates the bright-colored wattles on his head and throat.