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Category:Phaenicophaeus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Phaenicophaeus


Typical Malkohas from Asia (India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia).
Malkohas are nest-building cuckoos with short, curved wings and long tails.


Phaenicophaeus is a genus in the Family Cuculidae.
Some species have been moved to Rhinortha, Ceuthmochares, Taccocua, Zanclostomus, Rhamphococcyx and Dasylophus.
The malkohas are most closely related to the Old World parasitic cuckoos.

Genus Phaenicophaeus viewedit
P. curvirostris Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
P. sumatranus Chestnut-bellied Malkoha
P. pyrrhocephalus Red-faced Malkoha
P. viridostris Blue-faced Malkoha
P. diardi Black-bellied Malkoha
P. tristis Green-billed Malkoha


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221

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Pages in category ‘Phaenicophaeus’

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