- Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
Size:-35cm including tail
Has entire chestnut underparts and a lack of white tip to tail feathers. Upperparts dark iridescent green, including most of the uppertail. Has broad chestnut terminal band on upper tail. Sides of entire tail narrowly marked chestnut.
Orbital skin red.
Male - Pale blue eyes
Female-Eyes Golden to yellowish white
There are 6 subspecies:
- P. c. singularis:
- P. c. oeneicaudus:
- Mentawi Islands (off south-western Sumatra)
- P. c. curvirostris:
- Western and central Java
- P. c. deningeri:
- Eastern Java and Bali
- P. c. microrhinus:
- Borneo and Bangka Island
- P. c. harringtoni:
- Southern Philippines (Palawan, Balabac, Busuanga, Culion, Calauit)
An additional subspecies erythrognathus is generally considered invalid.
Mangroves (on Pulau Langkawi only), forests, forests edges, plantations and wooded gardens.
Usually found in pairs in the Middle storey. Sometimes forages low in dense scrub. Generally unobtrusive, perching for long periods in the foliage.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Chestnut-breasted Malkoha. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Chestnut-breasted_Malkoha