Genus TRAGOPAN

Genus TRAGOPAN.

Tail comparatively short, of eighteen (sometimes twenty) feathers. Axillary feathers very long. Sides of head naked or thinly feathered. Crested in both sexes. Males have an erectile fleshy horn above each eye and a gular wattle. Brilliant plumage with white or grey spots. Spur on each tarsus.— Female: Crest shorter than in males. Plumage plain. Rarely spurred. Forest birds, rarely seen. Himalayas, Assam, and China. The Argus of European sportsmen.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus TRAGOPAN
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
84
M_ID: 
1479
M_SN: 
Tragopan
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12691

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