Extremely rare bird Western Tragopan spotted in Kashmir (

An acclaimed bird photographer from Bangalore has captured Western Tragopan—a globally threatened species of birds in the Kashmir Himalayas, much to the excitement of bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

The highly elusive bird Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) is an extremely rare and vulnerable bird in the world.

The bird was captured by Jainy Maria and Mudasir Manzoor, a Wildlife Guide and photographer, in a local wildlife sanctuary after 10 days of intense search, an official of wildlife department told Kashmir Observer.

Western tragopan is a medium-sized brightly plumed pheasant found along the western Himalayas from northwestern Pakistan through Jammu and Kashmir into Himachal Pradesh and possibly the western parts of Uttarakhand.


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