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Photo by Godwin Chan
Sabah, Malaysia, August 2019
Arborophila hyperythra


25–27 cm (9¾-10½ in)

  • Black and white pattern on flanks
  • Black crown and nape, streaked with brown
  • Chestnut eyebrow and cheeks
  • Brown upperparts barred black
  • Black marks on tertials
  • Cinnamon breast
  • White vent
  • Brown iris
  • Grey bill
  • Crimson bare eye-ring skin

Pinkish feet
Female has browner, smaller white spots.


Endemic to Borneo



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. h. hyperythra:
  • Montane forests of north-central Borneo
  • A. h. erythrophrys:
  • Mount Kinabalu (northern Borneo)


Bamboo thickets and forest



Voice: A repeated, ringing, rising note kuwar.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. www.forestry.sarawak.gov

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