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Vieillots Crested Fireback - female

Vieillot's Crested Fireback - female

Scientific name: Lophura ignita rufa
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

Also called Crested Fireback

Vieillot's Crested Fireback is found throughout lowland forests & tropical rain forests of Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra. Their 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

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/60s f/4.0 at 98mm (EF 70-200mm + EF 1.4x TC) ISO 800 with Flash full exif

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Robyco20-Jan-2007 21:54
Great shot, with great details.
Canon is here at his best, even at ISO 800 noise is not there.