Temminck's Tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)

The Temminck's Tragopan, also known as Temminck's Horned Pheasant, is a species of bird native to Southeast Asia. It is a medium-sized bird that is known for its colorful appearance, with males having a vibrant head and neck pattern consisting of scarlet, yellow, black, and white feathers.

These birds prefer densely forested areas, and their range extends from the eastern Himalayas to China and Vietnam. They are adept at darting through the underbrush, and their strong legs and feet allow them to easily navigate the forest floor.

One of the most distinctive features of the Temminck's Tragopan is the unique horn-like protrusions on either side of the males' heads. These protrusions are made of skin covered in keratin, and are used by males during courtship displays. When trying to attract a mate, males will extend these horns while lowering their head and spreading their wings.

The Temminck's Tragopan is predominantly a ground-dwelling bird, and feeds on a variety of plant matter and insects. They are largely solitary birds, and are only known to come together during the breeding season.

Unfortunately, the Temminck's Tragopan is considered a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and hunting. The demand for their colorful feathers, which are often used in traditional garments and decorations, has significantly contributed to the decline in their population.

Efforts are currently underway to protect the Temminck's Tragopan, and several conservation organizations are working to conserve their habitat and deter poaching. Nevertheless, without proper protection, these beautiful birds may become endangered in the near future.

Other names

Tragopan temminckii



Temminck's Tragopan

tragopan de Temminck



plavolici tragopan

satyr modrolící


Temmincks Saterhoen


Tragopan de Temminck


Tragopan di Temminck


Teminko satyras


tragopan modrolicy


Глазчатый трагопан

Temnikov tragopan

tragopan modrolíci

Tragopán cariazul


Küçük Kızıl Tragopan

трагопан синьогорлий

puna-helmesfaasan (punatragopan)

kéktorkú tragopán

Teminka tragopāns