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Red-faced Malkoha

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Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus
Photo by Steve GSinharaja, Sri Lanka, July, 2009

Photo by Steve G
Sinharaja, Sri Lanka, July, 2009



46 cm. Dark green back, green uppertail edged with white, white belly and undertail barred black, black crown and throat, white lower face. Large red patch around the eye and the bill is green. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are much duller.


Sri Lanka



Dense forests.


It nests in a tree, 2-3 eggs are laid.

Its diet includes caterpillars, giant stick insects, mantises and small vertebrates such as lizard. It occasionally eats berries.

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