Crested Fireback

Lophura ignita

A Malay or Vieillot's Crested Fireback cock bird
Photo courtesy of Tomas Condon

There are 3 races of Crested Firebacks. The Lesser Bornean Crested Fireback (L. i. ignita) is from Java and southern Borneo; The Greater Bornean Crested Fireback (L. i. nobilis) is quite similar to the Lesser.

The third race, the Malay or Vieillot's Crested Fireback, is better know as it is more often kept in captivity. It is not an easy keeper, however, as it does not do well in cold climates.

Crested Fireback Links:

A Bornean Crested male
Photo courtesy of Tomas Condon

Bornean Crested Fireback hens
Photos courtesy of Tomas Condon

A Bornean Crested showing off his Fireback
Photo courtesy of Colt Handorf

A pair of Bornean Crested Firebacks
Photo courtesy of Adrian lindcoln Wong

A Bornean Crested Fireback male
Photos courtesy of Adrian lindcoln Wong



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