Green-billed Malkoha

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“Green-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis longicaudatus) foraging in a thicket for insects and caterpillars.

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“Key differentiating features from the similar Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi) are:

“1. Tail length: Green-billed has a longer 1:1.5 times body-tail length; Black-bellied has a tail length about equal to the body.

“2. Face patch: The Green-billed often has a clear white boarder to the red face patch, while the Black-bellied does not.

“3. Head: The Green-billed has slaty grey on the face and neck; Black-bellied had a darker grey in the head and neck.”

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
December 2016

Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands

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