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Chestnut-bellied malkoha

Thai: นกบั้งรอกเล็กท้องแดง, nok bang-rok lek thong daeng

Binomial name: Phaenicophaeus sumatranus, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822

The chestnut-bellied malkoha (Phaenicophaeus sumatranus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical swamps.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Not to be confused with the chestnut-breasted malkoha.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Cuculiformes
Family
Cuculidae
Genus
Phaenicophaeus
Species
Phaenicophaeus sumatranus

Common names

  • Thai: นกบั้งรอกเล็กท้องแดง, nok bang-rok lek thong daeng

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Chestnut-bellied malkoha, Phaenicophaeus sumatranus in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Mu Ko Lanta National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Ranong District, Ranong
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thale Ban National Park

Range map of Phaenicophaeus sumatranus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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