The Satyr Tragopan is distributed in the central and eastern
Himalayas from northern India through Nepal and Bhutan to Assam
and south-east Tibet. It is found in oak and rhododendron forests
with dense undergrowth including bamboo at between 2,400 and
4,250 metres and is usually associated with streams and
The male is spectacular with a black and
dark blue face deep red neck, breast and belly and brown back and
wings all covered with small white spots surrounded by black.
The female, seen here in photos 2 and 3 is brown with
some rufous and is also covered with small spots.