French: Platylophe longup German: Haubenhäher Spanish: Arrendajo crestado
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. g. malaccensis
Cabanis, 1866 – Malay Peninsula.
P. g. coronatus
(Raffles, 1822) – Sumatra and most of Borneo (except N).
P. g. lemprieri
Nicholson, 1883 – N Borneo.
P. g. galericulatus
(Cuvier, 1816) – Java.
31–33 cm; 78–114 g. An unmistakable dark bird with remarkable long crest formed chiefly by two elongated central feathers, tips of which are slightly broader and... read more
Noisy. Contact call (often first indication of species' presence) an excited, almost explosive... read more
Lowland broadleaf forest; in hill forest reaches to 750 m in Thailand, 1000 m in Sumatra, and 1800... read more
Food and feeding
Surprisingly poorly known. Diet a variety of invertebrates, including large hairy caterpillars (Lepidoptera), millipedes (Diplopoda),... read more
Poorly studied. Season Jun–Jul and Oct–Feb in Java; eggs laid early Feb in Malay Peninsula. Solitary breeder. Well-made nest... read more
Sedentary, as far as is known. May possibly be nomadic to a certain extent, as suggested by... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Locally not uncommon, though population estimates lacking. Reliance on lowland forest makes it vulnerable to... read more
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