Crestless Fireback

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The Crestless Fireback is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Crestless Fireback (Lophura erythrophthalma) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.It eats berries,seeds,mice,insects,and small frogs. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Lophura erythrophthalma. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007. More

The prevailing threats that face the crestless fireback are habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation as a result of large-scale commercial logging and widespread clearance for plantations of rubber and oil. Sadly, commercial logging even continues within protected areas. The major fires of 1997-1998 in Indonesia are suspected to have had a significant impact, and fires appear to be increasing in frequency and severity on Sumatra and Borneo. Hunting for food may pose an additional, more localised threat in certain areas (4). More

The crestless fireback’s existence in protected areas constitutes the only real conservation of the species. At least 16 protected areas are thought to hold the bird, of which three - Gunung Mulu National Park, Kerau Wildlife Reserve and Taman Negara National Park - are considered irreplaceably important to the long-term security of eastern Asian galliforms, and one site - Pasoh Forest Reserve - is considered important for the security of this particular species (7). More

The Crestless Fireback Pheasant is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. They are part of a large group of pheasant species. The Crestless Fireback Pheasant is very rare to actually tack, however, it is similar to its relative the Edwards Pheasant. The Crestless Fireback Pheasant wouldn't fall into the social category, due to the fact that all though related they stand independent as their own social group. More

Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Lophura
Species : erythrophthalma
Authority : (Raffles, 1822)