Scientific Names: Bungarus flaviceps baluensis, B. f. flaviceps, Elaps bivirgatus, Megaerophis flaviceps
Common Names: Red-headed krait, Yellow-headed krait,Rotkopf krait
Found mainly in forests & jungles, mainly in hilly or mountainous areas of Southeast Asia.
Activity and Behavior
Mainly nocturnal & terrestrial. Slow-moving by day, more active at night. When provoked, raises head & wags tail slowly. Rarely seen. Probably oviparous (no clutch size reported; related spp. reportedly lay 3-12 eggs/ clutch). Probably feeds mainly on other snakes (like most true kraits), & sometimes on other available small animals.
Little known about venom; likely potently neurotoxic. Few bites of humans recorded, but potentially lethal to humans.