The Threatened Tragopans

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Tragopan is a genus of bird in the family Phasianidae. Four species of tragopans are found in India, while the fifth, Cabot’s Tragopan, is a south-east Asian bird. All tragopans are under great threat from hunting pressures and the fragmentation of their habitats.

Tragopan is a genus of bird in the family Phasianidae. Four species of tragopans are found in India, while the fifth, Cabot’s Tragopan (Tragopan caboti), is a south-east Asian bird. All tragopans are under great threat from hunting and the fragmentation of their habitats.

This photo-feature covers all the four tragopans in India with a short background on each.





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