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Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus   - Adult male
Western Tragopan
Photographer : © John Corder - World Pheasant Association
Location :Sarahan Pheasantry, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date : June 2003
English synonyms:Western Horned Tragopan, Western Horned Pheasant, Black-headed Tragopan
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :A wild bird rescued by local people when driven down by snow and bad weather in winter and then kept at the pheasantry for a conservation breeding programme.