YellowBilledMalkoha

May 25, 2017 – Yellow-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchus or Rhamphococcyx calyorhynchus)

These cuckoos are endemic to tropical lowland forests of Indonesia. Their diet is primarily insects, including hairy caterpillars, locusts, and beetles. Foraging in the canopy, they hop from branch to branch like squirrels. Though little is known about their breeding habits, their observed nests are shallow platforms of twigs, tendrils, and roots, lined with leaves and constructed in clumps of bamboo. Both parents probably incubate the eggs.

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