Malay Crested Fireback - Lophura rufa

Length M: 2.3 ft (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 Malay Crested Fireback is found in the lowland forests of the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. Originally the Malay Crested Fireback and the Bomean Crested Fireback were considered two subspecies of the Crested Fireback Lophura ignita. The Malay Crested Fireback was split out into Lophura rufa in 2014.

The Malay Crested Fireback are sexually dimorphic with the male predominately glossy bluish black, white stripes on the flanks, a reddish brown rump, bare blue facial skin, a black bushy crest, and a white 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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