IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Biology

The crestless fireback feeds throughout the day, frequently along animal trails (notably buffalo), and visits bodies of water early in the morning in order to drink. Diet includes berries, termites, ticks and grubs. Groups of birds have been encountered with single males or equal numbers of adult males and females. Mating is thought to be polygynous (7). Clutch size ranges from three to six eggs, which are incubated for 24 days (3). The life history patterns of this bird are yet to be fully understood, but a female in captivity is known to have bred at three years of age (7).

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