Species of Thailand
Rhinortha chlorophaea, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822
(In Thai: นกบั้งรอกแดง)
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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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Rhinortha chlorophaea
- Thai: นกบั้งรอกแดง
- Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1822)
- Cuculus chlorophaeus, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1822)