Species names in all available languages
|Bulgarian||Качулат огненокръст фазан|
|English (United States)||Crested Fireback|
|Spanish||Faisán Noble de Borneo|
|Spanish (Spain)||Faisán noble de Borneo|
|Turkish||Mavi İbikli Büyük Sülün|
Guy M. Kirwan revised and standardized the account's content with Clements taxonomy. Peter F. D. Boesman contributed to the Sounds and Vocal Behavior page. Arnau Bonan Barfull curated the media.
Lophura ignita (Shaw, 1798)
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Crested Fireback Lophura ignita Scientific name definitions
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Rather few data, with many aspects of its breeding biology being known only from observations made in captivity. Mating system presumed to be polygamous (4).
Throughout its range, and from the limited data available, the breeding of Crested Firebacks appears to be protracted or not especially seasonal. On the Malay Peninsula, eggs have been obtained in April, while young (less than six weeks old) were observed in October (1, 4). On Borneo, eggs have been recorded being laid in July and August in Sabah (40, 25) and in February and March in West Kalimantan (25); based on camera-trap photos and the molt patterns observed, Fischer et al. (3) suggested a breeding season between February and August on the island. In Myanmar and on Sumatra, nothing is known of this species’ breeding biology (39, 24).
Only three nests have been reported in the literature.
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In zoos, the incubation period is recorded as being 24 days (4).
As with other pheasants, Crested Fireback chicks are tended by the female alone (1).
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