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Western Tragopan

Tragopan melanocephalus

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A large, short-tailed pheasant. Male appears mostly dark with prominent white dots all over. Note the bright orange patch on the breast, the red hindneck, the reddish face bordered by a black crown and ears, and the blue throat. The female is brownish-gray with paler underparts, and is finely streaked with white. Inhabits undisturbed montane forests with dense undergrowth. Feeds on the ground, but is known to roost in trees. Call is a short, nasal wail.

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