The Siamese fireback (''Lophura diardi'') also known as Diard's fireback, is a fairly large, approximately long, pheasant
. The male has a grey plumage with an extensive facial caruncle
, crimson legs and feet, ornamental black crest feathers, reddish brown iris
and long curved blackish tail. The female is a brown bird with blackish wing and tail feathers.
The Siamese fireback is distributed to the lowland and evergreen forests of Cambodia
in Southeast Asia
. This species is also designated as the national bird
of Thailand. The female usually lays between four and eight rosy eggs.
The scientific name commemorates the French naturalist Pierre-Médard Diard
Due to habitat loss and over-hunting in some areas, the Siamese fireback was evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List
, however, it is now Least Concern.
Image:Siamese Fireback RWD.jpg
Image:Lophura diardi -Florida, USA -captive-8a.jpg|Siamese fireback in captivity - Florida, USA
* National symbols of Thailand
BirdLife Species Factsheet
Red Data Book
Category:Birds of Laos
Category:Birds of Vietnam
Category:Birds of Cambodia
Category:Birds of Thailand
Category:Birds of Indochina
Category:National symbols of Thailand