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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-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.