French: Malcoha frisé German: Schuppenhalskuckuck Spanish: Malcoha frisado
Phoenicophaus [sic] Cumingi
Luzon, Marinduque and Catanduanes, in N Philippines.
42 cm (of which tail constitutes c. 22–24 cm); male 148·5–204·3 g, female 121·1–194·8 g. Adult dark brown above, head grey,... read more
Metallic whistles that are usually higher-pitched compared with voice of D. superciliosus... read more
Forest, both primary and secondary, including in pine forests, typically in the canopy of tall... read more
Food and feeding
Insects including caterpillars up to 110 mm long, centipedes, scorpions, snails, worms, and small snakes and lizards, with some vegetation... read more
Little information. Perhaps breeds Mar–May (estimated from juveniles and gonadal data), but no evidence of breeding in birds... read more
Resident, although record from Dalton Pass at 3500 m (far above usual altitudinal range) suggests... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Seems to be fairly common in most forest types, but the continued destruction of its forest habitat must surely present a major threat, with hunting... read more
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