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Siamese Fireback

Siamese Fireback

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Scientific Name:

Lophura diardi


E Myanmar through N, C & SE Thailand, C & S Laos and N & C Cambodia to C & S Vietnam


Omnivorous. Fallen fruits and berries, insects, worms, small land crabs


Habitat:  Lowland evergreen forests.

Incubation: 23-24 days / 4-8 eggs

Social structure: Groups of 3-4 or up to ten birds.

Weight: male 1420g max, female 1025g max


Dimensions: male 80cm (tail 33-36cm), female 60cm (tail 22-26cm)

Lifespan: 15-25 under human care

Estimated population in the wild: 20,000-49,999


Threats:  Continuing extensive lowland forest destruction, hunting and snaring for food or sport.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:
The striking male Siamese fireback is most notable for its unusually long crest of purple-black feathers, which reaches up to 9 cm in length and becomes erect when the bird is excited.

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