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Cabot's Tragopans

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Cabot’s Tragopan, Tragopan caboti


Cabot’s Tragopan, Tragopan cabotiThe Cabot's Tragopans, Tragopan caboti, are an endangered pheasants.


Distribution / Range

They are endemic to south-east China.


Description

They measure about 61 cm in length.


Recognized Subspecies

Tragopan caboti caboti - nominate race

  • Range: In the provinces of Fujian, Jiangxi, Zheijiang, and Guangdong, and

Tragopan caboti caboti

  • Range: Northeastern Guangxi and southern Hunan.

Breeding / Nesting

Tragopan chicks are said to be able to fly as soon as they hatch. (Robertson [1997] p.14)


Cabot's Tragopan, Tragopan caboti

Cabot’s Tragopan, Tragopan caboti

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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