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Red-faced Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus

This incontrovertibly distinctive bird is Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus (Cuculiformes - Cuculidae), a Vulnerable species endemic to Sri Lanka found in the remaining intact rainforests of the wet zone, and a few scattered riverine forests of the intermediate and dry zones.

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Photo credit: ©Aruna Seneviratne | Locality: Sinharaja Rainforest, Sri Lanka (2012) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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chestnut-bellied malkoha by eddy lee
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Showcasing his bushy eyebrows This was a strange looking bird with what seem like fate eyes. Nature had created something bizarre to amuse us. With its lovely comical face, I’m sure he can be an excellent model for making a stuffed toy. @jeg, sg

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha by Steven Wee

Chestnut-breasted malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris), with prey in its beak, shot in Panti forest reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia.

A somewhat largish bird, it is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.