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Chestnut-breasted Malkoha

P. curvirostris


The Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. Found in Southeast Asia from Myanmar through to eastern Java, the Philippines and Borneo, it is a large cuckoo measuring up to 49 cm (19 in) with grey and dark green upperparts and chestnut underparts, and a large curved pale upper mandible. The male and female are similar in plumage. Unlike many cuckoos, it builds its nest and raises its own young.


It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the western Philippines, and southern Thailand.[6] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It resides mainly in the middle story in dense foliage.[6] Much of its forest habitat is being cleared.

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Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

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