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Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable C2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Vulnerable
2008 Vulnerable
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 42,400 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2500-9999 poor Estimated 2000
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 250-1000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.2 - - -
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 Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Bhutan Native Extant Yes      
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
India Native Extant Yes      
Myanmar Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Bhutan Thimsing La site factsheet
China (mainland) Dulong Jiang River Valley site factsheet
China (mainland) Lhakhang site factsheet
China (mainland) Yarlung Zangbo Daxiagu Nature Reserve site factsheet
India Ango or Anko Hills site factsheet
India Barail Range site factsheet
India Blue Mountain (Phawngpui) National Park site factsheet
India Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Dzuku Valley site factsheet
India Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries site factsheet
India Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Saramati area site factsheet
India Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary site factsheet
India Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary - Tendong Reserve Forest site factsheet
India Mechuka - Monigong - Jorgging site factsheet
India Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Mouling National Park site factsheet
India Mount Paona site factsheet
India Mount Zanibu site factsheet
India Mount Ziphu site factsheet
India Nafra - Lada area site factsheet
India Namdapha - Kamlang site factsheet
India Pfutsero-Chizami site factsheet
India Puliebadze-Dzukou-Zapfu site factsheet
India Sangti Valley site factsheet
India Satoi Range site factsheet
India Shergaon, Mandla - Phudung and Kalaktang site factsheet
India Shiroi Community Forest site factsheet
India Taley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Thungri - Chaglang - Poshingla Maji, Basti and Liak area site factsheet
Myanmar Bwe Pa site factsheet
Myanmar Hkakaborazi site factsheet
Myanmar Hponkanrazi site factsheet
Myanmar Natmataung (Mount Victoria) site factsheet
Myanmar Zeihmu Range site factsheet

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 Decline 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 Decline 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 Decline 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 Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Energy production & mining Renewable energy Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Transportation & service corridors Roads & railroads Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Tragopan blythii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Vulnerable
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author (Jerdon, 1870)
Population size 2500-9999 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 42,400 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species