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.