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Red-faced Malkoha

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==Identification== ==Identification==
46 cm. Dark green back, green uppertail edged with white, white belly and undertail barred black, black crown and throat, white lower face. Large red patch around the eye and the bill is green. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are much duller. 46 cm. Dark green back, green uppertail edged with white, white belly and undertail barred black, black crown and throat, white lower face. Large red patch around the eye and the bill is green. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are much duller.
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Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus
Photo by TanagerLocation: Martin's Lodge, Sri Lanka
Photo by Tanager
Location: Martin's Lodge, Sri Lanka

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Identification

46 cm. Dark green back, green uppertail edged with white, white belly and undertail barred black, black crown and throat, white lower face. Large red patch around the eye and the bill is green. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are much duller.

Distribution

Sri Lanka

Taxonomy

Habitat

Dense forests.

Behaviour

It nests in a tree, 2-3 eggs are laid.

Its diet includes caterpillars, giant stick insects, mantises and small vertebrates such as lizard. It occasionally eats berries.


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