Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti


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Dong, L., Niu, W., Zhou, Z., Hsu, Y-C., Sun, Y., Lloyd, H., and Zhang, Y. 2011. Assessing the genetic integrity of captive and wild populations for reintroduction programs: the case of Cabot’s Tragopan in China. Chinese Birds 2(2): 65-71.

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Wen-hong Deng; Guang-mei Zheng; Zheng-wang Zhang; Garson, P.J.; McGowan, P.J. K. 2005. Providing artificial nest platforms for Cabot's tragopan Tragopan caboti (Aves: Galliformes): a useful conservation tool? Oryx 39: 158-163.

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Yue Sun; Lu Dong; Yanyun Zhang; Guangmei Zheng; Browne, S. J. 2009. Is a forest road a barrier for the Vulnerable Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti in Wuyishan, Jiangxi, China? Oryx 43(4): 614-617.

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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).

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tragopan caboti. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.