long tail; long pale decurved bill; red eye patch (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Native Range: Oriental Region

Notes: inhabits lowland and mangrove forests across much of Southeast Asia; not a nest parasite but instead builds its own nest and raises its own young; nest is about 12 inches in diameter and made of sticks in the form of a saucer-like depression; little sexual dimorphism.

chestnut underparts; glossy greenish upperparts (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

grey crown and nape (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

greenish-black wing speckled with lighter-color feathers (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a head portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)