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Any of several Asian pheasants of the genus Tragopan, the male of which has brilliant plumage, a brightly colored wattle, and two hornlike appendages on the head that inflate during courtship.

[New Latin Tragopān, genus name, from Latin tragopān, a fabulous bird of Ethiopia described as larger than an eagle with curved horns like a goat on its temples, from Greek *tragopān : tragos, male goat; see tragic + Pān, Pan; see Pan.]
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(Animals) any pheasant of the genus Tragopan, of S and SE Asia, having a brilliant plumage and brightly coloured fleshy processes on the head
[C19: via Latin from Greek, from tragos goat + Pan]
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(ˈtræg əˌpæn)

any of several Asian pheasants of the genus Tragopan, having two fleshy, erectile horns on the head and wattles on the throat.
[1615–25; < New Latin; Latin tragopān fabulous Ethiopian bird < Greek trágopān]
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Noun1.tragopan - brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the headtragopan - brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head
pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
genus Tragopan - a genus of Phasianidae
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It is classified as such owing to the presence of three globally threatened IBA trigger species, Tragopan melanocephalus, Catreus wallichii and Ficedula subrubra.
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In the present study, we found that the lung of African ostrich had no lobes, which was similar to Falco tinnunculus (Feng et al., 2009a), Tragopan caboti (Wang et al., 2006), and Aguila chrysaetos (Feng et al., 2009b).
Among the most colourful works is a Company school painting in the manner of Ram Das, a Patna artist working in Calcutta, of two satyr tragopan pheasants, executed in pencil, watercolour and bodycolour.
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The birds include the monal and koklas pheasants, himalayan western tragopan, snow peacock, snow pigeon, and chukor.
Seth's own poem The Elephant and the Tragopan from Bingle Valley, brings to fore the man- animal conflict.