French: Malcoha javanais German: Kastanienbauchkuckuck Spanish: Malcoha piquirrojo
Phœnicophaus [sic] Javanicus
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. j. pallidus
Robinson & Kloss, 1921 – S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and S Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra and Borneo.
Z. j. natunensis
Chasen, 1935 – Natuna Is.
Z. j. javanicus
(Horsfield, 1821) – Java.
42 cm; 98 g. Adult grey above, glossed bluish green on back and wings, tail tipped white; rufous below with grey lower-breast bar; bare skin around eye grey or blue, iris... read more
A striking whining call, a quiet and deep “kuk”.
High trees in drier forest, forest edge, secondary scrub. Lowlands and hilly areas to 1000 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, cicadas, stick insects (phasmids), grasshoppers (Acrididae, Tettigoniidae), mantids, beetles (Scarabaeidae), bugs, winged... read more
Breeds Jun in Peninsular Malaysia, Apr in Kalimantan. Monogamous, lives in pairs. Nest a flimsy platform of twigs. Eggs chalky white; 29 x... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. The least common malkoha species in Borneo, where it has, however, shown itself capable of adapting to cocoa plantations; also rather infrequent in... read more
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