Crimson fanface Species in Sephran | World Anvil
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Crimson fanface

A bird first referred to by Ferdinand Gronseth in his Prestigious Geography and Biology of the Island of Camshire documenting the ecosystems of the Camshire Islands. It gets its name from its bright red color and the fan-like manner the birds unfold feathers on their neck during courtship.

Basic Information


Crimson fanfaces look similar to most other birds of paradise, of which they are based on.

Genetics and Reproduction

Reproduces sexually, with females laying clutches of 2 to 3 eggs.

Growth Rate & Stages

Eggs hatch after 16 to 22 days, and the young leave the nest when they are between 16 and 30 days of age.

Ecology and Habitats

Living primarily in tropical rainforests, crimson fanfaces make their nests in the canopy.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Their favorite foods are fruits and seeds.

Additional Information

Social Structure


Facial characteristics

Their heads are almost entirely red in contrast to the rest of their body, which is mostly black with some colored markings.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Found on Vonisle in the Camshire Islands

Average Intelligence

They are capable of solving simple puzzles. One hypothesis also supports that they have evolved multiple cues to root out incompatible pairings before initiating energy-intensive courtship dances.

Civilization and Culture

Courtship Ideals

Males will unfurl their neck plumage in a manner akin to one unfolding a fan and flaunt them as such. Surprisingly enough, females will also occasionally perform this feat (though their displays are much smaller) to indicate their age, health, and standard to potential mates as most males with dimmer colors than her will simply fly away knowing they are doomed to rejection before a dance can even begin.

Historical Figures

"Rufie"--An individual Gronseth grew to closely care about.
Scientific Name
Ventilo rufus
9-15 years
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Average Height
15-16 cm (Not including ornamental feather tufts)
Average Weight
264g - 397g
Average Length
22-23 cm
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Vibrant red and black plumage
Geographic Distribution
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