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Black-bellied Malkoha - BirdForum Opus

Photo by cskhaw
Taken at Pedu lake, Kedah, Malaysia
Phaenicophaeus diardi

Identification

Small size and dark appearance distintive.Throat and belly dark grey,merging into black belly and undertail coverts.Orbital skin red. Size-37cm(14.5in)

Distribution

Myanmar through the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.

Taxonomy

There are 2 subspecies

  • P. d. diardi
  • P. d. borneensis

Habitat

Evergreen forest, swamp forest, bamboo or mangroves to 1,220 m. It is typically found in dense undergrowth and creepers.

Behaviour

Usualy found in the middle storey,keeping to thick cover

Diet

The diet includes insects. Generally unobtrusive.

Breeding

It breeds January-April.

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