Scientific Name: Chrysococcyx minutillus
Malay Name: Sewah-Daun Biasa
Chinese Name: 棕胸金鹃
Found from Southeast Asia to Australia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: peninsularis, albifrons, aheneus, jungei, rufomerus, crassirostris, salvadorii, misoriensis, poecilurus, minutillus, russatus, barnardi.
Local Subspecies: peninsularis
Size: 16 cm
Male has black bill, pale fore-head, dark bars across whitish underparts, bronzy-green mantle and distinctive red eyering. Female resemble male but has duller mantle and eyering. Juvenile resembles female but has browner upperparts and faint or no bars on flanks.
Habitat: Secondary growth, coastal scrub, mangroves, gardens and parks.
Behaviour/Ecology: Laid single egg in the nest of Golden-bellied Gerygone.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2020)
Location: Japanese/Chinese Gardens, Lorong Halus, Pasir Ris Park, Tampines Eco Green, Jurong Eco Garden, Satay by the Bay, Tuas, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Kranji Marsh.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
BirdLife International. (2020). Chalcites minutillus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T61433519A181643543.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.