Infrared Cameras Capture a Variety of Rare Species in Xizang


Recently, the staff of Kongdingma Management and Protection Station in Dinggye County, Xigaze, Xizang collected pictures of many kinds of wild animals including Satyr tragopan[YA1] , Ithaginis cruentus, pheasants, gorals, Bornean red muntjac[YA2] , and red pandas.

In the picture is Satyr tragopan captured by an infrared camera.

Satyr tragopan, also called peacock pheasant, is a specific species in China. They are mainly distributed on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and in the Himalayas. Satyr tragopan is listed as a national first-class protected animal and a “near-threatened species” in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

In the picture is Bornean red muntjac captured by an infrared camera.

Besides, the infrared camera captured the picture of a Bornean red muntjac accurately (second-class protected animal in the List of National Key Protected Wild Animals). It is running through the jungle. Its face is relatively narrow and long. The V-shaped black lines on the forehead are very obvious. Its limbs are long and thin and the corresponding part of the forehead is a little raised and has bundles of black hair. The pictures of the Himalayan red panda (second-class protected animal in the List of National Key Protected Wild Animals) looking for food were captured at different locations.

In the picture is the Himalayan red panda captured by an infrared camera.

As the Dinggye County makes more efforts to protect the natural environment and biodiversity, the infrared cameras placed in the jurisdiction can capture wild animals more and more frequently.