Atlas of Pheasants: Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti

Atlas of Pheasants: Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti

Classification and distribution - Cabot tragopan

Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Cordati
Subphylum: Vertebrates
Class: Birds
Order: Galliformi
Family: Phasianides
Genus: Tragopan
Species: T. caboti

Not very common in captive breeding, in nature it is quite widespread. It is endemic to the forests of western China.

Distinctive characters

The male has an elegant light yellow plumage, speckled with red and black, forehead and neck are black, while tufts, throat and face are dark yellow-orange, like the under-throat that swells during courtship which is also blue and black , the tail is black; the female is brownish, black spotted with elegant white triangular feathers that adorn her plumage. It has 1 geographical subspecies: the Tragopan caboti guangxiensis. In these species the two sexes reach full plumage and sexual maturity at the second year of life.

Male Cabot tragopano Tragopan caboti (photo Vladimír Motyčka)


A fairly delicate species, it must be bred in large shady aviaries and in non-muggy places, its captive diet must be composed of a mixture of pheasant feed integrated with vegetables and vegetables.

Reproduction: April May
Hatching: 28 days
Number of eggs: 8 10
Cohabitation: monogamy

Cabot tragopano female Tragopan caboti (photo Gary Robbins

Thanks to Pasquale DAncicco

Video: Bird - Cabots Tragopan (January 2022).