Malay Crested Fireback Lophura rufa

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
The species is suspected to be undergoing a rapid decline due to the dual and connected impacts of hunting and habitat loss through deforestation and forest degradation. It is at high risk from hunting impacts, and the majority of its range is accessible to hunters following fragmentation of previously intact forest and the development of roads. Rates of forest loss in the hill forest now thought to hold the bulk of the population are expected to increase in the near future: measurable loss from remote sensing has been 24% over the past three generations. As such, the species is assessed as Vulnerable. 

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,320,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Lophura rufa. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.