Cabottragopan Nordens Ark
Cabottragopan Nordens Ark

Cabot's tragopan

Tragopan caboti

The Cabot's tragopan has an impressive courtship display. The male inflates a beautifully coloured wattle and two blue horns in an attempt to impress the female.

Tragopans live in the Himalayan high mountain ranges in central and south-eastern China. They are mainly forest-dwelling and prefer subalpine and broad-leaved forests with dense undergrowth.

The main threats are hunting and loss of habitat due to forestry and agriculture. Cabot's tragopan is distributed in small isolated areas and even if the species is protected in these areas it is still decreasing.