Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Rhinortha chlorophaea, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822
Raffles's malkoha (Rhinortha chlorophaea) is a species of cuckoo (family Cuculidae). It was formerly often placed in Phaenicophaeus with the other malkohas, but it is a rather distinct species, with several autapomorphies and sexual dimorphism (which its presumed relatives all lack).
It might not even be very closely related to the true malkohas, but form a very basal lineage of cuckoos; in any case, its placement in a monotypic genus Rhinortha is well warranted.
It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
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Videos of Raffles's malkoha
Raffles's malkoha (female) - Khao Luang National Park
Raffle's Malkoha - Khao Luang National Park
- Rhinortha chlorophaea
- Cuculus chlorophaeus, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1822)
- Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1822)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Range map of Rhinortha chlorophaea in Thailand
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