French: Malcoha de Diard German: Diardkuckuck Spanish: Malcoha ventrinegro
Java; error = Sumatra
Subspecies and Distribution
P. d. diardi
(Lesson, 1830) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
P. d. borneensis
(Salvadori, 1874) – Borneo.
36–38 cm; 55·8–75 g. Adult long-tailed, grey above, wings blue-green; grey below, belly blackish grey, undertail tipped white; crimson-red skin around eye... read more
Sharp “pwew-pwew” call, also a soft, frog-like but far-carrying “taup” or... read more
Forests and second growth, swampy jungle, bamboo, typically occurring in dense undergrowth and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles, ants, mantids, grasshoppers and caterpillars.
Breeds Jan and Mar in Malaysia, Apr in Myanmar. Nest a shallow saucer of fine twigs, 18 cm in diameter, 3–4 cm deep, lined with green... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Vulnerable to deforestation throughout its range, including Thailand, where species is still considered common. It appears to be rather uncommon in... read more
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