Status and review of the Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus in India

By: Anil Mahabal

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Contents: Introduction. I. Taxonomy: 1. Description. 2. Local names. II. Distribution: present distribution and status. III. Ecology. IV. Behaviour.V. Conservation and management: 1. Threats. 2. Conservation measures. 3. Recommendations for management. Acknowledgements. References. From the introduction: "The Western Tragopan, Tragopan melanocephalus (J.E. Gray, 1829), belongs to a highly specialized group of pheasants, Family Phasianidae (Order: Galliformes). Altogether five species of tragopans occur all over the world, of which four are found in India and the one in China. Globally, a number of Pheasanids are regarded as endangered and are on the verge of extinction. In the Indian region, sixteen species of pheasants, including the Western Tragopan, are considered as threatened and endangered. This species inhabits a relatively small range in the Western Himalaya with a limited variety of vegetation-coniferous, broadleaf, deciduous and/or mixed forests with ringal bamboo-in moist temperate and sub-alpine zones. "The present paper deals with the findings of surveys undertaken in Himachal Pradesh to assess the status of Western Tragopan in this state and also provides an upto date information on its taxonomy, ecology, behaviour and distribution pattern in India alongwith the recommendations for its conservation. Printed Pages: 19.

Title: Status and review of the Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus in India

Author Name: Anil Mahabal

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2002

ISBN: 8185784875

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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