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Tragopan

tragopan

(Science: zoology) Any one of several species of Asiatic pheasants of the genus Ceriornis. They are brilliantly coloured with a variety of tints, the back and breast are usually covered with white or buff ocelli, and the head is ornamented with two bright-coloured, fleshy wattles. The crimson tragopan, or horned pheasant (C. Satyra), of india is one of the best-known species.

Origin: NL, fr. L. Tragopan a fabulous Ethiopian bird, Gr.


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