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Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus xanthorhynchus   - Adult male
Violet Cuckoo
Photographer : © Yen Loong Lean
Location :Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Date : 18 March 2009
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Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This bird was seen feeding on caterpillars which were nicely arranged on a leaf like a plate of chocolates. The bird was having a good time by plucking the caterpillars off the leaf one by one. Dr Chan Kai Soon who was taking video recording side by side with me has footage showing the entire action. - YLL
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