|Scientific name||Tragopan caboti|
|Length||20 to 24 inches (50 to 61 centimeters)|
|Weight||2 to 3 pounds (0.9 to 1.4 kilograms)|
|Number of eggs||2 to 4 eggs|
|Incubation period||28 days|
Blue to Woo
Adult male Cabot’s tragopan pheasants have blue flaps of skin under their beaks and blue horns on their heads. When attracting a mate, they expand their flaps and horns and dance.
Bye, bye, birdie!
Freshly hatched Cabot’s tragopan pheasants are able to fly. A mother will keep her young in their nest for three days without eating before they all leave the nest together to forage.
And a pheasant in a tall tree
Unique to pheasants, the Cabot’s tragopan builds nests in the forks of trees. The nests are usually eight to thirty feet above the ground and made of grass, moss, feathers, and leaves.
Protect the pheasant
The Chinese government noticed how excessive hunting, deforestation, logging, and mining threatened these birds. In response, they passed a law that protected Cabot’s tragopans and set up reservations for them in mountainous forests.
Cabot’s Tragopan Pheasants are a vulnerable population.
No effort is too small!