Scientific Name: Gorsachius melanolophus
Malay Name: Pucung-Harimau Ubun Hitam
Chinese Name: 黑冠鳽
Found from India, China, mainland Southeast Asia to the Philippines with some populations wintering south to Southeast Asia
Size: 48-51 cm
Adult has deep rufous head-sides and neck with black crown and long crest, chestnut-tinged brown upperparts, wings-coverts and upper-breast and densely marked blackish and whitish belly/vent. Juvenile is duller than adults and has densed irregular whitish to buffish and greyish bars and vermiculations on underparts and wings-coverts.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, gardens, parks and wooded areas.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Bidadari, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jurong Lake Garden, Venus Drive, Turuk Track, Tuas South and Hindhede Nature Park.
BirdLife International. (2016). Gorsachius melanolophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.