Cabot’s Tragopan (Tragopan caboti)

Other Names: Yellow-bellied Tragopan

Range: Resident in Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Fujian.

Subspecies: Two, Tragopan caboti caboti, T. c. guangxiensis

Habitat: Inhabits coniferous or broadleaved woods with undergrowth, mountain stream sides, slopes, terraces and damp places under cliffs. Feeds on the ground or in trees. Descends to the ground before dawn, even in freezing weather; back to dwelling trees at dusk with male flying up first and female following suit.

Description: Head is black surrounding yellow-orange orbital skin; crest is red-orange; elow plain pale buff, above maroon red spotted buff. guangxiensis has darker maroon on back and rump. The female is mottled black and rufous brown above with whitish triangular patches, below greyish brown with large white markings.

Breeding Season: March to April.

Breeding Age: Second year.

Clutch Size: 2 to 4

Incubation Period: 28 days.