Malayan Crestless Fireback Pheasant

This is one of the few species of pheasant where the hen is black in color; generally, female pheasants are brown.


  • Scientific Name: Lophura e. erythrophthalma
  • Range: Lowland forests
  • Status in the Wild: Declining, Threatened
  • Location in the Zoo: Birds of the World
  • Cool Animal Fact: This pheasant’s bright red facial decorations play an important part in courtship displays.