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About Temminck’s Tragopan

Temminck's tragopan is one of five species of tragopan pheasants and is often regarded as the most beautiful pheasant species. Males are brightly colored, sporting orange feathers with white spotting and a blue face surrounded by black. Like all tragopans, males have an amazing display ability to attract the attention of females. These males are able to inflate a wattle “bib” from their throats. This "bib," also called a lappet, is particularly vivid with red and blue markings. Female tragopans are far less showy, with dull grey and brown plumage covered in white spots. These birds are medium-sized, round pheasants with a wingspan of roughly 30 inches.

Temminck’s Tragopan at the Akron Zoo

The Temminck’s tragopan can be found seasonally in Legends of the Wild. Tragopans occupy the habitat during the winter, then trade places with the Hyacinth macaws, who live in the habitat for the duration of the summer.