Malay Crestless Fireback Lophura erythrophthalma

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Raffles, 1822)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
Habitat loss in this species' range is rapid and as a species entirely dependent on plains-level forest, the population size is thought to be declining at a similar rate, evidenced by its extirpation from many sites it formerly occupied. In addition to net losses, forest in this species' range is now heavily fragmented, opening up access to smaller forest patches for hunting. Combining all these threats, the species is now thought to be declining extremely rapidly and is at great risk of extinction. For these reasons it is assessed as Critically Endangered.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 82,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Lophura erythrophthalma. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.