VU
Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus



Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Gray, 1829)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because its small and sparsely distributed population is declining and becoming increasingly fragmented in the face of continuing forest loss and degradation throughout its restricted range. Recent estimates suggest the population size may be smaller than previously thought, in light of which the species may warrant uplisting to Endangered.



Population size: 3300

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 106,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Tragopan melanocephalus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.