Little-known oriental bird: Red-faced Malkoha

Fuller, Richard A. and Erritzøe, Johannes (1997) Little-known oriental bird: Red-faced Malkoha. Bulletin of the Oriental Bird Club, 26 35-39.

Author Fuller, Richard A.
Erritzøe, Johannes
Title Little-known oriental bird: Red-faced Malkoha
Journal name Bulletin of the Oriental Bird Club
ISSN 0268-9634
Publication date 1997-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 26
Start page 35
End page 39
Total pages 5
Place of publication Bedford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oriental Bird Club
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The cuckoos are a fascinating group with a cosmopolitan distribution, and exhibit great diversity of form and life history. Owing to their generally secretive nature, many cuckoos are among the least known of the Worlds birds, and the Red-faced Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus, is no exception.

The large-billed and boldly patterned malkohas are restricted to the Oriental region, and are represented in Sri Lanka by Blue-faced Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus viridirostris, Sirkeer Malkoha, P. leschenaultii, and Red-faced Malkoha, P. pyrrhocephalus. The former are also found in South India, but even the distributional range of the last remains the subject of controversy. This article aims to provide a summary of current knowledge, indicate the status of current populations and examine possible future trends.
Keyword Sri Lanka
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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