Bomean Crested Fireback - Lophura ignita

Length M: 2.1-2.3 ft (65.0-70.0 cm), F: 1.8-1.9 ft (56.0-57.0 cm)
Weight M: 4.0-5.7 lb (1812-2605 g), F: 3.5 lb (1600 g)
Clutch Size 4-8
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

The Bomean Crested Fireback is found in Bornea, Bangka, Sarawak and Sabah. Originally the Bomean Crested Fireback and the Malay Crested Fireback were considered two subspecies of the Crested Fireback Lophura ignita. The Malay Crested Fireback was split out into in 2014.

The Bomean Crested Fireback are sexually dimorphic with the male predominately glossy bluish black, a reddish brown rump, bare blue facial skin, a black bushy crest, and a yellowish and black tail. The female is mostly brown with a short crest, less blue facial skin and the underparts are brownish black with white edging. Diet consists of plants, fruits and small animals.

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