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Malkohas (Genus: Phaenicophaeus) - Wiki

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Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Phaenicophaeus

[Photo] Sirkeer Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii, Cuculidae. Photo by Mohan Kemparaju . Date: December 2005, Turehalli Bangalore. URL:

Malkohas are large birds in the cuckoo family Cuculidae, all in the genus Phaenicophaeus. The group name is derived from the Sinhalese word for the Red-faced Malkoha; Mal-Koha meaning flower-cookoo. These are all Asian tropical species.

Species in taxonomic order are:

Black-bellied Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus diardi
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus sumatranus
Blue-faced Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Green-billed Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus tristis
Sirkeer Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii
Raffles' Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus
Red-billed Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus javanicus
Yellow-billed Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchus
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
Red-faced Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus
Red-crested Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus superciliosus
Scale-feathered Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus cumingi
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