Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita)

The Crested Fireback bird is a magnificent bird that can be found in Southeast Asia, specifically in countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It is a medium-sized pheasant that is known for its striking appearance and unique behavior.

One of the most distinctive features of the Crested Fireback bird is its striking plumage, which consists of a glossy black body and a bright red head and crest. The males are slightly larger than the females and have longer tails with white markings. The females have shorter tails and are less vibrant in color.

In terms of behavior, the Crested Fireback is known for its distinctive call, a loud and raucous cackle that echoes through the forest. This call is often used to establish territory and attract mates. They are typically found in dense wooded areas and can be quite elusive, making them difficult to spot in the wild.

The Crested Fireback bird is also a skilled flyer and can navigate through the dense forest with ease. They are omnivorous and feed on a variety of foods, including insects, fruits, seeds, and small animals.

Unfortunately, the Crested Fireback bird is classified as vulnerable and is facing threats due to habitat loss and hunting. Conservation efforts are being made to protect their natural habitat and promote sustainable hunting practices to ensure their survival.

In conclusion, the Crested Fireback bird is a beautiful and unique species that deserves our attention and protection. With its striking plumage, distinctive call, and impressive flying abilities, it is a true wonder of the natural world.

Other names

Lophura ignita



Crested Fireback

faisà crestat de Borneo



plavolici fazan

bažant korunkatý


Gekuifde Vuurrugfazant


Faisan noble


Dorso di fuoco crestato


kuoduotoji lofura


kiściec ognisty


Огненноспинная лофура

Ćubasti fazan

bažant ohnivý

Faisán noble de Borneo


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