Phaenicophaeus curvirostris singularis
English : Chesnut-breasted malkoha
French : Malcoha rouverdin
Class : Aves
Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known
Adults can grow to 50 cm in length for a weight of 190 g. Long dark green and brown tail. Large bill with big yellow upper mandible and red lower mandible, bright red facial skin. Dark green wings, grey cap, brown breast.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South-east Asia, from South Thailand to western Indonesia and Philippines. Subspecies found from Thailand to Malaysia and Sumatra. It lives in thickets, forest edges, second growth and plantations, to 1500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is relatively common to even locally abundant. It can tolerate secondary habitat and slight habitat degradation.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Houston Zoo (USA), Dallas Zoo (USA)
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