Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Elapidae
Genus Bungarus
Scientific Name Bungarus flaviceps
red-headed krait
Red-headed Krait ©Jeet Sukumaran

Red-headed Krait Description

  • The red-headed krait spends a day in the shade where they could hide themselves.
  • They remain slow and lethargic in daylight hours.
  • They come out at night and become aggressive.
  • Red-headed kraits do not live near human population.

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • TOTAL-LENGTH: 4 to 5 ft (1.2–1.5 m)

Range

Western Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo), Vietnam, Pulau Tioman

Habitat

Lowland rainforests

Diet

Skinks, caecilians, snake eggs, lizards, frogs

Habitat

Rain forests in mountain or hilly areas

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern