- Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus
40–47 cm (14¾-18½ in); A large Malkoha with a long graduated tail:
- Dark green back
- Green edged with white uppertail
- White belly and undertail, undertail barred black
- Black throat and crown, white lower face
- Large red patch around eye
- Green bill
- Dark iris
Sexes similar; the female has a white iris, juveniles duller
Blue-faced Malkoha: which doesn't have any red on the face.
Found in tall rain forest. Also in scattered riverine habitats in the dry zone.
A shy inhabitant of the tree canopy.
Feeds on insects (caterpillars, giant stick insects, mantises) and small vertebrates (eg lizards). May occasionally take berries.
Usually seen solitary, in pairs or small flocks. Joins bird waves.
Breeds in the first half of the year (and probably also August to September). The nest is a shallow saucer made of grass, twigs and roots. It's placed in a high bush in a forest area with thick undergrowth. Lays 2 to 3 eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2019)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Red-faced Malkoha. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Red-faced_Malkoha