The official website of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
The official website of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines

Back to Home

Scale Feathered Malkoha
Scale Feathered Malkoha

Scale Feathered Malkoha

Scientific name:
Phaenicophaeus cumingi
Habitat:
Forest, edge and second growth
Birdwatch note:
Grey head with unique scales, chestnut upper back connecting to rufous chestnut upper parts and white-tipped graduated tail. A Philippine endemic seen singly or in small groups, skulks through understory, moving up dense vines and making short flights.
Photo credit:
Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone