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Green-billed malkoha

Binomial name: Phaenicophaeus tristis, René-Primevère Lesson, 1830

The green-billed malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis) is a species of non-parasitic cuckoo found throughout South and Southeast Asia. The birds are waxy bluish black with a long graduated tail with white tips to the tail feathers. The bill is prominent and curved. These birds are found in dry scrub and thin forests.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Cuculiformes
Family
Cuculidae
Genus
Phaenicophaeus
Species
Phaenicophaeus tristis

Synonyms

  • Rhopodytes tristis

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Phaenicophaeus tristis in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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