- Phaenicophaeus sumatranus
40â€“41 cm (15Â¾-16 in)
- Dark grey back and underparts
- Large orangy-red eye ring
- Chestnut belly
- Dull turquoise wings
- Greenish-grey bill
South-east Asia: found in southern Myanmar, southern Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
This species is often seen as monotypic, however, some authorities recognize three subspecies: sumatranus, minor, and rodolphi.
Some authorities place it in a different genus as Rhopodytes sumatranus.
Mangroves, broadleaved evergreen forest and forest edges up to 1,000m.
The nest is a platform of twigs, placed in the fork of a tree.
The diet includes lizards, grasshoppers and caterpillars.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)
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