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Photo by cskhaw
Pedu Lake, Kedah, Malaysia
Psilopogon rafflesii

Megalaima rafflesii

Identification

25-27 cm. Adult has all green body with large black bill, red crown, blue throat, blue supercilium, black eye-stripe, small yellow neck-patch and small red patch on side of upper breast. Juvenile resembles adult but looks duller with less defined head pattern.

Distribution

Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Sometimes placed in the genus Megalaima.

Habitat

Moist lowland forests and plantations.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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