French: Malcoha à sourcils rouges German: Rotbrauenkuckuck Spanish: Malcoha crestirrojo
Other common names: Rough-crested Malkoha
Phænicophaus [sic] superciliosus
Dumont de Sainte Croix, 1823,
Previously placed in Phaenicophaeus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
D. s. cagayanensis
(Rand & Rabor, 1967) – Cagayan Province, in NE Luzon (N Philippines).
D. s. superciliosus
(Dumont de Sainte Croix, 1823) – Luzon (W & S of range of previous race), Polillo Is, Marinduque and Catanduanes.
38 cm; male 115 g, female 120 g. Adult all glossy black, short red eyebrow crest, white tips to tail, bare skin around eye red to yellowish orange, iris yellow, bill pale... read more
Short, ascending metallic whistles.
Forests, also grassland with bushes; recorded at altitudes of 100–800 m.
Food and feeding
Large insects (katydids, beetles), also worms, lizards. Creeps and hops in tangles of vines, drops to ground to grab insects that fall from... read more
Breeds May–Jun. A nest in Cagayan province containing three eggs was between the shoots of a Cordia dichotoma tree, c. 2 m... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Appears to be fairly common in forests, but these are being heavily depleted throughout the species' range. Present in degraded forest of Angat... read more
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