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Asian Emerald Cuckoo
17â€“18 cm (6Â¾-7 in)
In flight both sexes show white band on underwing, at base of flight feathers.
The known breeding range extends from the Hamalayas east to Myanmar, northern Thailand and China; south of this range, sporadic occurances in India, Sri Lanka, South-east Asia, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra fall mainly during the wintering periods and are therefore assumed to be either non-breeding visitors or vagrants due to the lack of evidence of breeding within this range.
Dense evergreen forests and forest edges and broadleafed secondary forests.
Frequents the canopy and crown of tall trees. Other habits little known.
They forage mostly in the canopy, and will often feeding on aerial prey. Their main diet consists of insects; ants, caterpillars and bugs.
Voice a sharp CHWEEK, usualy uttered in flight.
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