Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii

Temminck's Tragopan
Temminck's Tragopan male with horns
Tragopans are named after goats because the male has fleshy, retractable "horns," the Latin for goat being tragus and Pan being a half-goat god. They are also called horny pheasants. They are a type of pheasant that nests in trees and they are native to the Himalayas and southeast Asia. Temminck's Tragopan comes from northeast India, Tibet, Vietnam and China.
Temminck's Tragopan
Temminck's Tragopan
Sometimes called the most beautiful pheasant (presumably by people that have never seen a peacock, a monal or a Palawan peacock-pheasant), it is a beautiful tragopan and particularly striking when the male extends the inflatable flaps down from his bright blue face against his orange collar and red plumage with white lace studded with pearls.
Temminck's Tragopan female
Temminck's Tragopan hen
As usual with pheasants, the female Tragopan is plainer (but still patterned) and well-camouflaged.
Temminck's Tragopan horns
Temminck's Tragopan face
Temminck's Tragopan horns
The blue face with extendable blue and red flaps and the inflatable "horns" which are both part of the tragopan's courtship display.
Temminck's Tragopan Temminck's Tragopan chick
Temminck's Tragopan
Temminck's Tragopan
The laced pearl back and wing plumage