What a wonderful bird
A striking and easily recognized bird that has been likened as a cross between a small crow and a vibrant tube sock and has an incandescent head!
The Bornean bristle head is also known as the bristled shrike, bald crow, and bald wood-shrike (Pityriasis gymnocephala).
The passerine Pityriasidae family only contains the species Pityriasis.
This medium-sized bird features gray ear-coverts and a featherless yellow crown, along with red legs, a red head, throat, and neck.
Only when the bird is flying can you see its white wing patch. Its large, hefty black hooked beak and short tail give it a robust appearance.
The tiny, yellow or straw-colored skin projections that cover the crown and resemble naked feather shafts give bristle heads their name.
Females resemble males in appearance and have red patches on their flanks.
The Bornean bristle head is indigenous to the island of Borneo and can be found in eastern Malaysia, Brunei, and Kalimantan, Indonesia.
It is difficult to understand the breeding biology of the Bornean bristle head.
Between May and October, they can reproduce. Sticks and grasses are thought to be used to build a cup-shaped nest.
There are white eggs within that have gray and brown patterns.
They may nest communally because two females were previously spotted caring for the same young.