Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) - HBW 2, p. 525

French: Tragopan de Hastings German: Schwarzkopftragopan Spanish: Tragopán Dorsigrís
Other common names: Black-headed/Western Horned Tragopan

Taxonomy: Phasianus Melanocephalus J. E. Gray, 1829, Almora, India.
Type locality is outside recorded range of species, but close to its eastern limit; it has been suggested that type specimen was found in a bazaar. Monotypic.

Distribution: NW Himalayas, from N Pakistan to NW India, E to Garhwal, possibly Kumaon and adjacent SW Tibet.

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