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Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - C2a(i)

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2020 Vulnerable C2a(i)
2016 Vulnerable C2a(i)
2012 Vulnerable C2a(i)
2008 Vulnerable C2a(i)
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Land-mass type - continent
Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 355,000 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2500-9999 poor estimated 2000
Population trend Decreasing poor inferred -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) 10-19 - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) 10-19 - - -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulations 1-89 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.4 - - -

Population justification: The population is estimated to number 2,500-9,999 mature individuals based on an assessment of known records, descriptions of abundance and range size. This is consistent with recorded population density estimates for congeners or close relatives with a similar body size, and the fact that only a proportion of the estimated Extent of Occurrence is likely to be occupied. This estimate is equivalent to 3,750-14,999 individuals, rounded here to 3,500-15,000 individuals.

Trend justification: The species is suspected to be declining at a moderate rate, owing to widespread forest clearance, as well as hunting pressure in parts of its range.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bhutan N Extant Yes
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
India N Extant Yes
Myanmar N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Bhutan Thimsing La
China (mainland) Mêdog
China (mainland) Lhakhang
China (mainland) Dulong Jiang River Valley
Myanmar Hponkanrazi
Myanmar Hkakaborazi
Myanmar Natmataung (Mount Victoria)
Myanmar Zeihmu Range
Myanmar Bwe Pa
India Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
India Mechuka - Monigong - Jorgging
India Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
India Mouling National Park
India Nafra - Lada area
India Namdapha - Kamlang
India Shergaon, Mandla - Phudung and Kalaktang
India Taley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
India The Chapories of Lohit Reserve
India Thungri - Chaglang - Poshingla Maji, Basti and Liak area
India Barail Range
India Ango or Anko Hills
India Dzuku Valley
India Shiroi Community Forest
India Blue Mountain (Phawngpui) National Park
India Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Saramati area
India Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary
India Mount Paona
India Mount Zanibu
India Mount Ziphu
India Pfutsero-Chizami
India Puliebadze-Dzukou-Zapfu
India Satoi Range
India Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary - Tendong Reserve Forest
India Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries
India Sangti Valley
China (mainland) Yarlung Zangbo Daxiagu Nature Reserve
Myanmar May Hka Area
China (mainland) Gaoligong Shan Nature Reserve
India Sirkum Pahar
India Tiyi peak
India Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
India Monigong - Jorgging - Tuting
India Mandla Phudung
India Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest
India Shergaon - Tenzinggang - Kalaktang
India Namdapha National Park
India Mechuka - Tato
India Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
India Barail Range forests
China (mainland) Gaoligong Shan Nature Reserve (southern section)

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp major resident
Altitude 1800 - 3300 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 1400 m

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Shifting agriculture Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching - Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals - Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting - Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Energy production & mining Renewable energy Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Natural system modifications Fire & fire suppression - Increase in fire frequency/intensity Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Species mortality
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Transportation & service corridors Roads & railroads Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Tragopan blythii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2021.