Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii


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IUCN. 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2020).

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King, B.; Geale, J.; Chatterjee, S. 2008. Recent observations of the East Himalayan subspecies of Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii molesworthi. BirdingASIA: 96-97.

Kumar, S.R., Bhupathy, S., Nakro, V., Thirumalainathan, P., Paramanandham, J. and Sarma, P. 2012. Blyth’s Tragopan Tragopan blythii (Jerdon 18798) in eastern Nagaland: peoples’ perception. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 109(1-2): 82-86.

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Further resources

IUCN SSC Galliformes Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tragopan blythii. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.