Tragopan blythii (Jerdon, 1870) - Blyth's Tragopan

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Grey-bellied Tragopan.
 

 
 

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Tragopan blythii - Blyth's Tragopan



This species is rare in India. It inhabits subtropical and temperate forests in North-east India (mainly in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland), Bhutan, Myanmar, and China, at the heights of 1,800m-3,300m asl. It is an altitudinal migrant, it inhabits up to the heights of 1,400m during winter and 3,300m during summer (BirdLife International 2017).
 
Conservation Status:
 
 

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/). According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to deforestation. Another major threat to this species is hunting for meat and feather (mainly in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) (BirdLife International 2017).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2017. Tragopan blythii (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22679163A112462261. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22679163A112462261.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Tragopan blythii (Jerdon, 1870) – Blyth's Tragopan. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/tragopan-blythii, accessed 2024/06/25.