the male sempidan with his splendid enviable coloured feathers.
|The sempidan hen is rather plain, like the peahen and is generally brown in colour with a slightly bluish face. White streaks can be seen on her breast.|
The sempidan, or Crested Fireback pheasants are threatened species found in Thailand,Malaya, Sumatra , Kalimantan and Sarawak. However they are sometimes found by boatmen and jungle travellers who keep them as pets.
The males have cobalt blue faces and have dark meallic blue plumage with some streaks of reddish brown on the back. They have a wide curved tail which is cream at the top with the contrasting bottom feathers which are bluish as the main body. The face has bright blue wattels which expand to twice the size when the bird is displaying its features and trying to attract attention.
( ophura ignita nobilis)
Crested - Fireback Pheasant