Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti

Cabot's Tragopan
Cabot's Tragopan male
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. Cabot's Tragopan is native to a limited area of southeast China.
Cabot's Tragopan
Cabot's Tragopan male
In addition to horns, the male (above) has an ornate wattle (both hidden until courting). Like the other four species of Tragopan (and most pheasants), the female is cryptic brown and not showy.
Cabot's Tragopan male
Cabot's Tragopan male
Cabot's Tragopan male
Cabot's Tragopan is threatened by a limited home range, by habitat loss from clearance for agriculture and infrastructure, and also by hunting for meat.