BORNEAN CRESTED FIREBACK (Lophura ignita) ©Hamerton Park Zoo
This bird looks SO MUCH like a Japanese samuri to me — hair and all — that it made me laugh and I had to share it.
The Crested Fireback is a medium-sized, forest pheasant with a peacock-like dark crest, bluish black plumage, reddish brown rump, black outer tail feathers, red iris and bare blue facial skin. The female is a brown bird with short crest, blue facial skin and spotted black-and-white below. The Crested Fireback is found in lowland forests of the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra.
The diet consists mainly of plants, fruits and small animals. The female usually lays between four to eight creamy white eggs.
Due to ongoing habitat loss and overhunting in some areas, the Crested Fireback is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix III of CITES in Malaysia.
Fact Source: http://www.hamertonzoopark.com/meet-the-animals/birds_p_to_z/
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