|Photo by John Corder (Arkive)|
satyr tragopan (en); tragopan-sátiro (pt); tragopan satyre (fr); tragopán sátiro (es); satyrtragopan (de)
This Asian species is found in the Himalayan reaches of India, China, Nepal and Bhutan.
Satyr tragopans are 61-71 cm long and weigh 1-2,1 kg.
These birds are found in moist oak and rhododendron forest with dense undergrowth and bamboo clumps, mixed forest, scrub and densely vegetated ravines, usually between 2.200-4.250 m in the breeding season, sometimes moving down to 1.800 m in winter.
These birds breed in May-June, although some birds may not breed until July at higher elevations. The nest is made of sticks and twigs, placed on a tree or scrub about 6 m above the ground and well concealed from view. There the female lays 2-3 buff-colored eggs with reddish-brown dots. The eggs are incubated for 28 days. The chicks are able to fly and perch 2-3 days after hatching, but remain with their mother for their first year.
IUCN status - NT (Near-Threatened)
This species has a relatively small breeding range and a global population of just 10.000-20.000 individuals. There are no data on population trends, but hunting and habitat degradation due to timber harvesting, fuelwood and fodder collection and livestock grazing, are suspected to be causing a slow decline.