Crested Fireback Lophura ignita Scientific name definitions

Guy M. Kirwan, Josep del Hoyo, Philip J. K. McGowan, Nigel Collar, David Christie, and Peter F. D. Boesman
Version: 2.0 — Published September 24, 2021

Diet and Foraging

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Poorly known.


Food Capture and Consumption

Madge et al. (2) wrote that this species forages throughout the day in small groups of 5–6, which scratch through fallen leaves and plant matter, picking up disturbed animal items and ‘pecking at fallen fruit’. Group feeding is most efficient and beneficial when leaf litter is as its deepest; on the Thai-Malay Peninsula, this is between September and December, when such groups are more frequently encountered (1). May be fairly mobile within a rather limited defined area, using different parts every few days.


Major Food Items

This species principally feeds on berries, fruits, and invertebrates, as well as leaves and seeds (1, 43, 2).

Drinking, Pellet-Casting, and Defecation

Recommended Citation

Kirwan, G. M., J. del Hoyo, P. J. K. McGowan, N. Collar, D. A. Christie, and P. F. D. Boesman (2021). Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (B. K. Keeney, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.crefir1.02