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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

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

Range map of Phaenicophaeus sumatranus in Thailand

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

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