Temminck‘s Tragopan


Temminck‘s Tragopan (Tragopan teminckii)

Dangerous life in impassable areas

The Temminck‘s Tragopan inhabits cool, rainy mountain forests. There the branches of the trees are covered with a thick layer of moss and interspersed with dense underwood. The Tragopan loves the scarps and windy ridges of the mountains. When in danger it alarms with a soft „Quack-quack-quack-quack“. If the enemy approaches, the Tragopan tiptoes off like a cat at the quietest suspiciuos noise. Nevertheless the predators are often succesfull as they act smartly and wait.

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Category: Birds

Size: beak to tail 64 cm; wing length 25 cm

Breeding duration: 26-28 days

Age: 15-20 years

Sexually mature: with 2 years

Reproduction: 2-5 eggs

food: seeds, fruits, berries, buds, leaves, insects

habitat: evergreen forests and mixed forests with dense undergrowth at an altitude of 900-2,700m

Danger: not threatened

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