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The western tragopan or western horned tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) is a medium-sized brightly plumed pheasant found along the Himalayas from north-eastern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northern Pakistan in the west to Uttarakhand within India to the east. They are known as “Jujurana” in Himachal Pradesh. So today we will share “10 facts about Jujurana: our state bird which is an endangered species“ 1) Our State animal Jujurana means “King of birds“. It was accorded the status of state bird of Himachal Pradesh in 2007. 2) The other name of the bird is western tragopan and is considered the rarest of all living pheasants. 3) The world population of Jujurana is estimated at fewer than 5,000 individuals, including a captive breeding population in Himachal Pradesh which numbered fewer than ten pairs in 2012. 4) CITES (the convention on International trade in endangered species of wild flora & fauna)has listed this species in Appendix I in order to discourage selling of its feathers. Representing the endemic bird…

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