Trag"o*pan (?), n. [NL., fr. L. tragopan a fabulous Ethiopian bird, Gr. .] Zool.

Any one of several species of Asiatic pheasants of the genus Ceriornis. They are brilliantly colored 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-colored, fleshy wattles. The crimson tragopan, or horned pheasant (C. satyra), of India is one of the best-known species.


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