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« on: February 24, 2010, 09:03:43 am »




Common name Sri Lanka Red Faced Malkoha,it’s name implies main unmistakable  identification of this stunning bird which red face patch,other characteristics namely pale green bill,white under part with black brest,white tipped tail part,Blue Faced Malkoha & Sirkeer Malkoha similar species of this bird.They prefer to host tall forest canopy in wet zone & rivering forest at the dry zone,since mostly recoded in dry zone & forest associated with water stream,this endemic species occurring in pair or small group in the tall forest canopy, merely silent but can listen whistles like “Kok”,or “kraa” time to time through high tree canopy,Singhela name is  Sri Lanka Watha Rathu Malkoha,(Pro Sarath Kotagama) & it feeding Insects as well as less fruits,

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