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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tragopan caboti
HOUSE NAME: "Eugene"
HABITAT: Evergreen deciduous forest and mixed deciduous-coniferous forest areas in the mountain ranges of Southeast China.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
FUN FACT: The breeding season is from early March to May. Males will perform courtship displays. A nest of leaves, grasses, mosses and feathers is constructed in trees or on the ground. Will also adopt abandoned nests of other species.
DIET: Various nuts, seeds, leaves, & red beans
DESCRIPTION: Males have heavily buff-spotted reddish-brown upperparts, straw-buff underparts, and blakish head with bare orange facial skin with a blue and red inflatable “lappet” and “horn” wattles, golden crown-sides and orange-red neck-sides. The female is smaller, and darker brown above, greyer below, and marked with numerous small white chevrons. They have a territorial call of rapid bursts of 5-25 notes lasting 2-8 seconds.
IMAGE: Male Cabot's tragopan (above), female Cabot's tragopan (below)
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