Species Details

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Green‑billed Malkoha Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Phaenicophaeus tristis
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Large Green-billed Malkoha
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Green-billed Malkoha is a green bird with a very long tail (adult bird length approximately 51 cm, weight 115 g, wing 17 cm, bill 3.7 cm, tarsus 4.2 cm, tail 38 cm). It looks greyish-green from above and buffish-grey from below. It feeds on caterpillars and grasshoppers, crickets, lizards and eggs of small birds. It breeds in April-August. Its breeding habitat is Primary forest, second growth, dense thickets, scrub, cultivated areas, rubber plantations
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Niels Poul Dreyer(www.xeno-canto.org/Niels Poul Dreyer), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.